Saturday, January 21, 2006

Jacques Chirac Expresses Condolences over Rugova’s Death

French President Jacques Chirac expressed his condolences over the death of the Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova, who died today at the age of 61, Nouvel Observateur reported. “The loss in a moment when the final status of the Serbian province is being discussed, is more than a tragedy”, Chirac said.
“Today, France, which supported Kosovo in the 1990s, expresses its sorrow and condolences over the historical role and the political courage, which inspired Rugova to defend the Kosovo people’s democratic rights for peace in the region”, the French President says in a telegram to Kosovo Parliament Speaker Nexhat Daci.

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