BUCHAREST (A.A) - 10.05.2005 - Turkish Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Gul has indicated today (Tuesday) that Turkey supports the realization of the standards of international community prior to a final status on Kosovo.
Participating in a meeting of the ministers of foreign affairs within the framework of Southeast European Countries Cooperation Process, Gul remarked that the status quo in Kosovo is a matter of concern for the whole region. ''There are problems that have not been resolved. High levels of unemployment and the instability in the economy continue to be threats to stability in Kosovo,'' mentioned Gul.
Gul stressed that Kosovo must be supported with economic packages. ''The solution in Kosovo would be possible with the participation of all groups involved. Dialog between the main groups is essential for the resolution of all disputes in Kosovo,'' told Gul.
Gul commented that the maintenance of peace and stability in the Balkans would be beneficial for every one. ''The international organizations can play a vital role in the region,'' expressed Gul.
Gul noted that Turkey supports NATO's ''open door'' policy and added that NATO is open to all countries that meet the basic criteria.
Gul said that countries must cooperate fully in order to deal with immigration, organized crime and human trafficking. Gul stated that Turkey is ready to do all it can to fight against international terror. ''International terror is a threat to the region and the whole world itself,'' declared Gul.