Friday, April 29, 2005

EU envoy urges Kosovo leaders to accept Serbian offer of dialogue

Prishtina [Pristina], 28 April: Stefan Lehne, special envoy of [EU common and foreign security policy high representative] Javier Solana, called today in Prishtina upon Kosova's [Kosovo] political leadership to accept the offer of Serbian President Boris Tadic for political dialogue.

Lehne called upon the government and the opposition to have a united stance on major issues.

"Kosovo cannot afford a division situation at this critical moment, as it is moving towards a very decisive period. There should be a climate of unification on major issues," he said following a meeting with Prime Minister Bajram Kosumi.

Lehne joined today the international pressure on Kosova authorities for creation of a comprehensive process to discuss the major issues for Kosova in the coming months.

Lehne told KosovaLive that he conveyed the message to the Kosova Assembly speaker, Nexhat Daci, Prime Minister Bajram Kosumi and to the head of the PDK [Democratic Party of Kosovo], Hashim Thaci, for the need of the beginning of political talks between Prishtina and Belgrade.

"I made it clear that we feel that the dialogue between Prishtina and Belgrade should not be held only on technical level, but it is also important the dialogue on political level. There is a strong need for a political dialogue between Prishtina and Belgrade," he said.

Source: KosovaLive web site, Pristina, in English 28 Apr 05

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