Tuesday, September 27, 2005

SRSG: Status resolution starts this year and ends in 2006

“Status talks to start this year – solution next year” said the SRSG, Jessen-Petersen at Pristina Airport upon his return from New York, dailies write on the front page.

Koha Ditore says that after a week away from Kosovo, the SRSG brought back two messages; that the status talks will start by the end of the year and will definitely conclude by the end of 2006 and that the Kosovans should not think that with the launch of status talks everything is over. According to the paper the SRSG said that the international community expects Kosovans to keep up the pace of work and have no delays. The SRSG also expect that Wednesday Kosovans will conclude their work in preparing a ‘team of unity’.

with regard to recommendations of the Secretary General Kofi Annan in the middle of October and I am convinced that we will enter status talks”.

Express writes that the SRSG has confirmed that Martti Ahtisaari is on the focus to lead status talks.

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