(Prishtina, DTT-NET.COM)- A US diplomat from the UN mission (UNMIK) believes that Kosovo will most probably become independent by the end of the year and urged local leadership to prepare for hard work for better economic development.
“I think 2006 is going to be a year in which in likelyhood Kosovo is going to become independent, "Lawrence Rossin the deputy head of the UNMIK said on Wednesday, in a press conference prior to his departure from Kosovo.
But he urged Kosovo leadership to prepare for difficult challenges following the status resolution especially in economic front.
However he said that current deep economic problems are possible to overcome as once the status is resolved Kosovo will have access to funds of international financial institutions such is World Bank.
Rossin, a former adviser on South-East Europe at Bill Clinton’s administration has been working as deputy-chief of UNMIK since 2004. After the war ended in 1999 Rosin was the Head of the US Liaison Office in Kosovo.
Rosin is to leave his Kosovo job and will continue to work for UN mission in Haiti.