Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Czech Republic to send diplomat to U.N. mission in Kosovo

PRAGUE, Jan 18 (CTK) - The Czech Republic intends to open a diplomatic office at the U.N. mission in Kosovo in the next few months, Deputy Foreign Minister Tomas Pojar told CTK today.

The Czech representative who will cooperate with his Slovak counterpart would inform the ministry about developments in the south Serbian province of Kosovo at a time when talks on its future are beginning, Pojar said.

He said that a concrete candidate had not yet been discussed.

"It should be a person who has monitored the developments in the Balkans and Kosovo for a long time and could be either from Prague or a member of the Czech embassy in the region," Pojar said.

At present, the Foreign Ministry receives information from Kosovo from the Czech embassy in Belgrade. Most European Union countries have their representatives in Kosovo, he added.

Regarding the Czech Republic's position on Kosovo, Pojar again stressed that Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek's (senior governing Social Democrats, CSSD) last year's proposal to divide the region along the ethnic lines is not the Czech Republic's official position.

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2 comments:

Dardania 2006 said...

Welcome Czech Republic!!!

Anonymous said...

Czechs and Slovaks change camp. I mean who would want to be a loser?