Text of report in English by independent internet news agency KosovaLive
Prishtina [Pristina], 17 October: The delegation of OSCE ambassadors, which is visiting Kosova [Kosovo], said that their evaluation about the situation in Kosova is similar with the report of Ambassador Eide, whereas they did not prejudice the status.
The OSCE delegation met today with Kosova Assembly Speaker Nexhat Daci and with Prime Minister Bajram Kosumi. The meeting was focused on preparations of Kosova delegation for the status process.
The chairman of the delegation, Slovene Ambassador to the OSCE Janez Lenarcic, said that this visit shows the OSCE commitment to Kosova and to the current developments here. "We are interested to learn more about the preparations made for the status talks," Lenarcic said.
"The OSCE evaluation on the situation in Kosova is similar to Eide's report, which was also welcomed in Prishtina," said Lenarcic.
Whereas Daci and Kosumi told the OSCE ambassadors that independence will not be negotiated with anyone.
Daci said that he discussed with OSCE ambassadors about the processes in Kosova and about the preparations being made for the status talks. "I informed them that the Kosovar delegation will not negotiate independence with anyone," said Daci, adding that Kosovar delegation will discuss only on special aspects, such as security issue, protection of human rights and protection of other minority cultures and history.
Kosumi said that the OSCE ambassadors have a permanent approach and a permanent interest in Kosova. "The meeting was focused on the preparations for Kosova's final status talks and on the future role of the OSCE," said Kosumi.
The 25-member delegation also met with the head of UNMIK [UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo], Soeren Jessen-Petersen. This afternoon they will meet with the opposition leaders Hashim Thaci and Veton Surroi, as well as with the representatives of other communities living in Kosova.
Source: KosovaLive website, Pristina, in English 17 Oct 05