Doyle-Price: Kearnes's statements do not reflect positions of UK gov't , parliament

BELGRADE - British MP Jackie Doyle-Price, who is heading a UK parliamentary delegation visiting Serbia, said on Tuesday statements by British MP Alicia Kearnes, who has accused the Serbian Orthodox Church of weapons smuggling from central Serbia to Kosovo-Metohija, did not reflect the official position of the UK government and parliament but a personal view.

At the delegation's meeting with MPs of Serbia's ruling coalition, Doyle-Price noted that the delegation members were interested in, and committed to, strengthening the ties with Serbia, the Serbian parliament said in a statement.

It said the delegation had also inquired about Russia's influence in Serbia and about Serbia's position in the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

The Serbian MPs said Serbia was pursuing a policy that was in line with its own national interests while respecting international agreements...

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