Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Kosovo to open representative office in Brussels

All Kosovo dailies report that the UN has agreed about the opening of a Kosovo Office in Brussels as the SRSG Jessen-Petersen announced upon returning from a visit to New York. “The proposal has been supported by Javier Solana too and after talks in New York we can say that in principle the United Nations agree with this proposal,” dailies quote the SRSG as saying.

Koha Ditore reports that the chief of UNMIK has brought back a good news from his visits to Brussels, New York and Washington: UN and EU support opening of a Kosovo office in Brussels. “This office will help the process of Kosovo’s integration in European Union as in NATO.

It has been a requirement and a necessity of the time, now it is a matter of days when this will happen,” Zëri quotes PM Agim Çeku as saying.

According to the chief of UNMIK, Washington and New York have positively assessed the documents provided so far by the Kosovo side in the meetings in Vienna, says Zëri. Jessen-Petersen said that he had talked for two hours with UN Status Envoy Martti Ahtisaari and his deputy Albert Rohan who asked both Pristina and Belgrade to take a step further in order to be able to negotiate. “Good documents with good positions have been presented, but negotiations imply that you need to be prepared to move beyond these positions,” the SRSG said according to the paper.

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