Tuesday, July 11, 2006

President Sejdiu to tell UNSC Kosovo independence "non-negotiable"

Text of report in English by independent internet news agency KosovaLive

Prishtina [Pristina], 11 July: Kosova [Kosovo] President Fatmir Sejdiu declared that, on his presentation at the UN Security Council, he will ask for the support for Kosova's independence which is non-negotiable for the Kosova party.

"I will call on the Security Council to help Kosova processes and I will call for the support of Kosova's independence, and I can say that we have a clear formula that has been decided in higher levels that independence is non-negotiable and this stance is unyielding," said Sejdiu.

Sejdiu made these comments today following a meeting with the Negotiation Team, which was gathered for the occasion of his presentation at the UN Security Council on 13 July, the same day that Serbia's Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica and the UN Special Envoy for Kosova Status Martti Ahtisaari will report to the UN.

Sejdiu said that he has the support of all the institutions, as well as the opposition parties, which are members of Negotiation Team, adding that he will present the current situation in Kosova and the status talks developments in the UN Security Council.

"It is a very important moment to address the Security Council members and to present the aspects of our political vision," said Sejdiu.

President Sejdiu informed today the Negotiation Team about the meeting that will be held in Vienna and also it was discussed about the answers to the questions that were made during a visit to Prishtina by Albert Rohan, deputy head of the negotiations for the status of Kosova.

"It will be an answer that is a general issue of our access in the negotiations so this process ends in Kosova's favour," said Sejdiu, adding that the Negotiation Team will meet next Monday [17 July] to discuss furthermore about this issue.

Source: KosovaLive website, Pristina, in English 11 Jul 06

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