Thursday, June 30, 2005

Kosovo government-appointed team to draft "action plan" on status

Prishtina [Pristina], 30 June: The action plan on Kosova's [Kosovo] final status will be drafted by experts selected by the government, Special Representative of the Secretary General Soeren Jessen-Petersen, Kosova Assembly, and the Political Forum, Prime Minister Bajram Kosumi declared yesterday.

Kosumi made this announcement during a meeting with representatives of the Parliamentary Committee for International Cooperation and Euro-Atlantic Integrations.

"This way we will create and maintain a consensus on major issues, such as final status," Kosumi said.

Kosumi also reported to the Parliamentary Committee on issues related to regional dialogue.

He repeated that there will be no dialogue with Belgrade about Kosova's final status. But he did not exclude the possibility of establishing more working groups for dialogue with Serbia on technical issues.

"Nobody - including Belgrade - can decide how we will live in ten years," Kosumi said.

During Kosumi's mandate, he has met several times with senior officials in Prishtina. He has also taken part in official visits to Albania, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Croatia.

Kosumi emphasized that, during these meetings, he had made several agreements on free trade, return of refugees, and other issues.

Kosumi expressed his readiness to respond to all concerns of MPs.

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