Text of report in English by independent internet news agency KosovaLive
Prishtina [Pristina], 14 December: Albanian Assembly chairwoman [Speaker] Jozefina Topalli and Kosova [Kosovo] President Ibrahim Rugova consider that an independent Kosova integrated into Euro-Atlantic structures is a realistic solution that absolutely helps peace and stability in the region.
Topalli is in a two-day visit to Kosova at the invitation of Kosova Assembly chairman [Speaker] Nexhat Daci.
On behalf of the Albanian parliament, Topalli greeted President Rugova for his great contribution to Kosova's political life and for his leadership.
Topalli shared with President Rugova her optimism that the will of Kosovar people for independence will be realized soon.
"And Mr president, you enjoy the support of the entire Albanian parliament, Albanian government, and all Albanians in Albania," Topalli said.
She said that Albania will support an independent Kosova with a West-oriented vision. While President Rugova informed the Albanian parliament speaker with the progress in Kosova and for the political developments in Prishtina towards independence.
"I insist for a direct recognition of Kosova's independence, a democratic, independent, and peaceful Kosova, in the European Union, maintaining a permanent friendship with the United States. So, this would lead to new paths, new perspectives, and it would calm this part of Europe and the world," Rugova said.
The Kosova president said that he expects even greater support from Albania.
Source: KosovaLive website, Pristina, in English 14 Dec 05