Text of report in English by independent internet news agency KosovaLive
Prishtina [Pristina], 29 September: The Kosova [Kosovo] Protection Corps [TMK] got good marks in implementation of Standard VIII during today's meeting of the Working Group for Development, as well as Kfor's [Kosovo Force] pledge for its engagement in new tasks.
Prime Minister Bajram Kosumi said after the meeting that the groups have concluded progress at the TMK. He voiced confidence that this progress will have an essential impact on the future status of the TMK, which should be settled along with Kosova's political status.
"During these six years, the TMK has shown continuous results," the prime minister said, adding, "if we do not have the solution for it now, then at least we should have the strategy for its future".
Prime Minister Kosumi also said that Kfor has shown willingness to assign more tasks to the TMK.
TMK Commander Lieutenant General Agim Ceku also voiced enthusiastic over this meeting. "We will continue cooperation with the new Kfor commander and together we will seek new forms for TMK engagement," said Ceku.
It was a joint conclusion of the government, UNMIK [UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo] and of Kfor that the TMK is facing an unfavourable financial situation, whereas no solution has been found to this problem yet.
Source: KosovaLive website, Pristina, in English 29 Sep 05