Friday, June 16, 2006

Talks on Kosovo status ended in 1999, Democratic Party chairman says

Text of report by Radio-Television Kosovo TV website on 15 June

PDK [Democratic Party of Kosovo] chairman and member of the Negotiation Team Hashim Thaci said today that talks on Kosova's [Kosovo] status ended in Rambouillet in 1999, while now talks are being held for the forming of a new state of Kosova and minority rights. He is optimistic that things are going in the right direction so Kosova can become a state this year. There are some claims to divide Kosova, however, Kosova will be unified with a unified Mitrovica said Thaci commenting the latest developments in northern Kosova. On the issue of replacing UNMIK with EUMIK he added that there will be an international presence in Kosova in accordance to the new reality of the new state of Kosova.

Source: RTK TV website, Pristina, in Albanian 15 Jun 06

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