02 February 2006

Talks on Kosovo's future postponed until February after president's death

Associated Press, Jan 21, 2006 9:10 AM


PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro-The start of U.N.-mediated talks to determine the future status of Kosovo have been postponed until February following the death of Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova, the spokeswoman for the chief U.N. negotiator said Saturday.


Hua Jiag said face-to-face talks planned for Wednesday in Vienna, Austria were postponed "due to the mourning period." The negotiations between Serbs and ethnic Albanians aim to determine whether Kosovo will become independent or remain part of Serbia-Montenegro.