Saturday, December 17, 2005

Kosovo to establish interior, justice ministries

Text of report by Kosovo Albanian television KohaVision TV on 16 December

[Announcer] Head of UNMIK [United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo] Pillar I Jean Dussourd told Kosova Assembly Committee for Preparedness and Emergency that at the beginning of next week UNMIK would promulgate a regulation by which it will establish the Ministry of Interiors, Ministry of Justice and Kosova Judicial Council. Promulgation of the regulation for the establishment of two ministries is coming at the time when the process for the resolution of Kosova status is developing. Such a step was taken owing to good cooperation and the agreement with Premier [Bajram] Kosumi and Kosova Speaker [Nexhat] Daci, said Dussourd. This regulation will enable the election of ministers in a regular and democratic way. Transfer of competences would help security and the rule of law in Kosova, a key precondition for a quiet work environment and peaceful life for all citizens, a suitable trust climate in a multi-ethnic society. Dussourd said that after the establishment of the ministries some of the competences would continue to remain with the UNMIK chief [Soeren Jessen-Petersen] until the final resolution of Kosova status.

Source: KohaVision TV, Pristina, in Albanian 1800 gmt 16 Dec 05

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