Monday, May 23, 2005

To go or not to go to New York

Koha Ditore reports that the four main political parties have separate positions surrounding the refusal of Prime Minister Kosumi to attend the UN Security Council session in New York.

The paper reports that the LDK and AAK, the two ruling parties, believe that Kosumi made a right decision because he was not given the right to address the Security Council. On the other hand, the opposition criticises the Prime Minister, but there are essential differences in the positions of PDK and ORA.

Koha quotes PDK spokeswoman Vlora Çitaku as saying, ‘The representation of Kosovo institutions in debates at the UN Security Council has turned into a real circus. This is not the first time that the SRSG makes the invitation and then Kosovo institutions turn it down. First of all, it should be clarified if there was an invitation in the first place.’

On the same page, an editorial piece of the paper says that Kosumi is making a mistake.

A front-page editorial in Kosova Sot asks ‘Is this simply of game of internationals or a real wish to pave way to our representation in the world?’

Express quotes reliable international sources as saying that not only Bajram Kosumi, but even former PMs Ramush Haradinaj and Bajram Rexhepi were never invited to attend the session of the Security Council.

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