Thursday, September 21, 2006

Kosovo government satisfied with Contact Group conclusions

PRISTINA, Sept 21 (Hina) - The Kosovo government on Thursday welcomed the Contact Group's conclusions from last night's meeting in New York, which once again underlined that the process of determining Kosovo's status should be completed by the end of the year.

Kosovo Prime Minister Agim Qeku's aide Avni Arifi said the government applauded the statement from yesterday's meeting and that it reflected the Kosovo side's will.

The Kosovo government is committed to achieving the standards of a democratic society, ensuring the multiethnicity of Kosovo and protecting minorities.

The foreign ministers of Contact Group countries agreed that the utmost effort must be invested in closing the Kosovo status issue by year's end, and encouraged the UN's special envoy for negotiations on the status, Martti Ahtisaari, to prepare a proposal which would bind the sides in the negotiations to move forward.

Also today, KFOR's commander, German General Roland Kather, said in a statement that the security situation in Kosovo and along the border with Serbia was good and that the Kosovo Force would not allow any violence in this crucial period for the UN-administered province.

Kather, who stepped into office three weeks ago, stated those assessments at a meeting with the Serbian Army's chief of staff, General Zdravko Ponos, in Nis, Serbia, yesterday.

The two generals said KFOR's cooperation with the Serbian Army and authorities was very good.

2 comments:

independent kosova said...

FROM: Pranvera Ali Morina Pajazitaj
GOD BLESS KOSOVA

Anonymous said...

Kosovars. It is the time for a new good start.
1 - Serbian minority in Kosova should have no less rights than Albanian in Serbia, but Nothing more.
2 – Stop dual parallel governments in Kosova and in North Mitrovica.
3 - Ask Serbian Government to pay, at least 7 billion Dollars, for 190,000 destroyed or damaged homes, and for families of more than 10,000 killed by the Serbian army and Serbian Paramilitary.
4 -The Ahtisaari plan was not approved by the UN and was rejected and never accepted Serbia. The Ahtisaari plan was rejected and void by Kosovars too, with declaration of the independence. Therefore, it’s null and void. Don’t let anyone to put this “PLAN” on the table again. This plan is nothing more than an “UTOPIA”. It didn’t work and newer will work again.
5 – If you won’t stand up for your land and your rights, everybody will play with you.