Friday, April 21, 2006

Portuguese president visiting Kosovo

PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) - Portugal's president visited Kosovo on Friday, where he met with Portuguese peacekeepers and held talks with the province's top U.N. official.

President Anibal Cavaco Silva's meeting with Kosovo's President Fatmir Sejdiu was canceled, but no explanation was given, the statement from the Kosovo's president office said.

Cavaco Silva held talks with Soren Jessen-Petersen, the top U.N. official in Kosovo, before heading out to the military barracks in city's outskirts for a parade organized by Portugal's peacekeepers in his honor.

The Portuguese leader was welcomed by some of the 300 troops that are part of the 17,500-strong, NATO-led force, in the capital, Pristina. On Thursday, he visited Bosnia-Herzegovina, where Portugal has about 200 peacekeepers.

Kosovo has been administered by the United Nations and patrolled by the NATO-led peacekeepers since 1999.


Ahmet said...

Well I think something like this that we will need to make a law that will not give entry visas to any president or leader or a politician that will come to Kosovo and won't meet the local politicians.

Johnny said...

Cavaco Silva sucks. I still can't believe that he was elected president of my country. And he's already starting to waste our money by making totally unproductive trips abroad. Besides, I'm sure he knows nothing about Kosovo. What a schmuck.