Friday, February 10, 2006

SRSG statement on the election of the President of Kosovo

PRISTINA – SRSG Søren Jessen-Petersen today issued the following statement on the election by the Assembly of Kosovo of Dr. Fatmir Sejdiu as President of Kosovo:

“I congratulate Dr. Fatmir Sejdiu on his election as President of Kosovo and on the very strong support he received from the Assembly today. I also congratulate the Assembly for moving quickly, after the tragic loss of President Ibrahim Rugova, to take the political processes in Kosovo forward.

President Sejdiu takes Office at a decisive time for Kosovo, when it is crucial to maintain unity and stability in order to advance the process that will determine Kosovo’s status.

I am confident that President Sejdiu will provide leadership and continue the work to help the aspirations of the people of Kosovo to a peaceful, multi-ethnic, democratic and prosperous Kosovo.

President Sejdiu can count on my full support and that of all of UNMIK. I look forward to working closely with him.”

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