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Serbia Submits Kosovo Resolution to UN General Assembly

Serbia has submitted to the U.N. General Assembly a draft resolution that seeks new dialogue on Kosovo, but does not call for the reopening of status talks on its former province.

Instead, the Serbian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday on its Web site that Belgrade wants the General Assembly to call on both sides to find "mutually acceptable solutions for all outstanding issues through peaceful dialogue."

The resolution comes less than a week after the world body's International Court of Justice ruled that Kosovo's unilateral 2008 declaration of independence was legal under international law.

Immediately after last Thursday's ruling, Serbian President Boris Tadic said Serbia would keep trying to get Kosovo back using all peaceful and legal means.

The Belgrade government said Monday it expects 55 more countries to join the 69 that have already recognized Kosovo's independence.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.