UN peacekeeping chief in Kosovo for talks

Jean-Marie Guehenno, the U.N. peacekeeping chief, says the organization will adjust its presence in Kosovo during what he says is a "critical period."

UN peacekeeping chief in Kosovo for talks
A senior United Nations official is urging ethnic rivals in Kosovo to avoid violence.

Jean-Marie Guehenno, the U.N. peacekeeping chief, says the organization will adjust its presence in Kosovo during what he says is a "critical period."

Kosovo's government is scheduled to take over from the U.N. on June 15. However, the organization will not shut down its mission.

Instead, the U.N. is likely to deal with the Serb minority whose rejection of Kosovo's independence has hindered the deployment of a European Union mission that will help get the new country on its feet.

Guehenno met local leaders Saturday and is scheduled to visit the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica on Sunday before traveling to Belgrade.

Agencies

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