Petkovic stated that this is unequivocally clear from Article B point 2 of the Agreement entitled "Scope and mandate of the management team for the establishment of the ZSO" from 2013, which states that the drafting of the Statute of the ZSO is the exclusive competence of the Management Team.
This is also confirmed by Article 21 of the General Principles from 2015, which states that "the ZSO Statute will be compiled by the Management Team and will be presented to a high-level dialogue within four months", noted Petkovic.
According to his words, the attempt for any non-governmental organisation to assume responsibility for drafting the ZSO Statute represents a direct move of rendering the dialogue meaningless and violation of the agreements that defined this issue.
To be quite precise, no one from the Management Team requested the services of the "Friedrich Ebert" organisation for the drafting of the ZSO Statute, because that work was entrusted exclusively to the Management Team, as confirmed by the European Union report from April 2018. In accordance with the entrusted mandate, the Management Team finished drafting the Draft Statute almost 5 years ago, more precisely in August 2018, and officially informed the EU about it, the Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija pointed out.
Petkovic recalled that until today, the European Union has not fulfilled its obligation and convened a high-level dialogue where the Management Team would present the Draft Statute.