Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Germany's Lower Saxony parliament Speaker backs Kosovo independence

Text of report in English by independent internet news agency KosovaLive

Prishtina [Pristina], 23 May: The Lower Saxony parliament Speaker, Juergen Gansauer, expressed his hope that Kosova [Kosovo] will gain its independence at the end of the Vienna talks. He made these comments today following his meeting with the Kosova president.

Gansauer also said that very soon he will come to Prishtina to celebrate Kosova's independence.

During their visit to Kosova, the German delegation is expected to visit the Trepca mine and the University of Mining in Mitrovice [Kosovska Mitrovica].

German lawmaker promised increasing cooperation with Kosova.

President Fatmir Sejdiu said that it was his pleasure to meet with the old friend of Kosova, who has always supported the independence for Kosova. President Sejdiu voiced optimistic that mutual cooperation will continue in the future as well.

"Juergen Gansauer is a good friend of Kosova, who has supported Kosova's independence," said Sejdiu.

Source: KosovaLive website, Pristina, in English 23 May 06

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