Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Kosovo premier instructs ministers to draw up Standards implementation plans

In the first government meeting, new Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj requested ministers to come up with their six-month plan of operation for meeting the Standards.

Haradinaj informed the new cabinet of the priorities of the government and the tasks ahead.

Environment and Spatial Planning Minister Bajram Kosumi was the only one to address the media. He was optimistic that the new government would operate as a team. "I believe that this team will have one common programme," said Kosumi. "Certainly, each ministry will consider its priorities."

Kosumi also said that the programme of the new government would be presented in the next parliament session for approval.

The chairman of the Alliance for the Future of Kosova [Kosovo] [AAK], Ramush Haradinaj, today officially took over the post of prime minister of Kosova.

Haradinaj's cabinet is comprised of Deputy Prime Minister Adem Salihaj, Local Government Minister Lutfi Haziri, Education, Science and Technology Minister Agim Veliu, Finance and Economy Minister Haki Shatri, Public Services Minister Melihate Termkolli, Culture and Sports Minister Astrit Haracia, Telecommunications Minister Qemajl Ahmeti, Trade and Industry Minister Bujar Dugolli, Environment and Spatial Planning Minister Bajram Kosumi, Energy Minister Ethem Ceku, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Ahmet Isufi, and Health Minister Sadik Idriz from the Turkish community. Whereas the two ministers reserved for the Serb community have not been appointed yet.

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