Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Calmy-Rey reconfirms Swiss position on Kosovo’s independence

Several dailies report that Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey will visit Kosovo from Saturday through Monday. Koha Ditore quotes the FM as saying that Switzerland will continue its discussions for the independence of Kosovo.

Zëri quotes Calmy-Rey as saying that she will also discuss ‘Standards alongside status’.

10 comments:

Chris Blaku said...

"Standards alongside status," sounds extremely similar to the American position as reiterated by Nicholas Burns.

The house of cards is coming crashing down on the Serbians, it seems.

Anonymous said...

"Alongside" sounds a little better than "before".

Anonymous said...

Soon it will be be "after" :).

Anonymous said...

Now I don't want to push it but when a Neutral country like Switzerland says they support independence, then for heavens sake there must be something there! Swiss are not taking sides, they are thinking rationaly, just like Swiss hehe ;)

Chris Blaku said...

The Swiss are following the American's lead. There will be more declaring this as their position in the near future.

Anonymous said...

Maybe. But maybe they dont want conflicts with the largest diaspora in this country and US. A lot of money is in this game - one day, we may all understand we where wrong today - including Chris :)

Anonymous said...

totally agree with the above blogger.

Anonymous said...

And when we do it will be irrelevant, our children will live in a peaceful country, probably go even to Belgrade to party, and Serbs will be taking vacations in Hungary, who knows what the future brings, but clearly Belgrade will not terrorize Kosova anymore.

Chris Blaku said...

You honestly believe that a nation's foreign policy is directed based on its own population demographics?

I apologize if this is too direct, but that is ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Chris aren't you use to "arguments" like that? Its like saying Britain didn't go to war in Iraq because it has a huge muslim population...oh wait, it did :)