Int' troika mediators to visit to Serbia over Kosovo

The international troika of U.S., EU and Russian mediators will pay their first visit to Serbia on Friday to prepare a new round of talks about Kosovo's future status as the UN-led talks failed to resolve the fate of the Serbian breakaway province.

Int' troika mediators to visit to Serbia over Kosovo
The international troika of U.S., EU and Russian mediators will pay their first visit to Serbia on Friday to prepare a new round of talks about Kosovo's future status as the UN-led talks failed to resolve the fate of the Serbian breakaway province.

U.S. envoy Frank Wisner, German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger representing the European Union and Russian representative Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko will meet Serbian President Boris Tadic and Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica in Belgrade on Friday,before heading to Kosovo on Saturday for talks with top officials there.

The troika mediators, who are entrusted by the international Contact Group of six major powers to lead upcoming talks, will be accompanied by an expert of the office of the UN's Kosovo envoy Martti Ahtisaari, although so far no one has indicated whether Ahtisaari's office will be involved in the new negotiating process.

Kosovo, which legally remains a Serbian province, has been under UN administration since 1999 under the UN Security Council Resolution 1244. The predominantly Albanians of the 2 million population demand independence.


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Last Mod: 10 Ağustos 2007, 16:29
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