Text of report by Kosovo Albanian television KohaVision TV on 13 October
[Announcer] United States Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns said in Prishtina [Pristina] today that negotiations on the Kosova [Kosovo] status should start within 30 days. The American diplomat Burns has asked the Albanian side to be unified in order to succeed in negotiations. Speaking of Kosova Serbs, Burns said it is their right to determine their position during negotiations.
[Reporter Shkelzen Coca] The status quo needs to be changed, US Under Secretary of State for Political Issues Nicholas Burns said during a press conference today. He said that the Albanian and Serb sides need to negotiate in order to find a common future without violence. The US diplomat Burns has asked the Kosova Albanian leaders to be united during the negotiations.
[Nicholas Burns in English with superimposed Albanian] We want to see that the Kosova negotiating team is a true team of unity, because only by acting together, through a joint strategy and one voice in relation to Serbia, it will be easier than [the 1999 negotiations] in Rambouillet [in France].
[Reporter] Burns said that Kosova Serbs have the right to decide themselves how they are going to be represented in the negotiations.
[Nicholas Burns] We can not speak of a Kosova team and a Serbia-Montenegro team since to date only the Albanian representatives have created their negotiating team, whereas Serbs need yet to decide whether they will participate in Prishtina, Belgrade or create their own team.
[Reporter] He [Burns] saw the beginning of negotiations on status as historic, while reaffirming that the United States has no vision on what the future Kosova status negotiations would bring, except that it would be a compromise. [Passage omitted: unrelated issue]
Source: KohaVision TV, Pristina, in Albanian 1700 gmt 13 Oct 05