16 November 2006

Kosovo to seek representation abroad

Deutsche Presse Agentur, Saturday November 4, 2006


Pristina- The Serbian-province of Kosovo will soon open "diplomatic" missions in Washington and Brussels, the Pristina-based Koha Ditore newspaper reported Saturday. According to the report, the United Nations-administration that has overseen the province since 1999 has given its approval to the opening of the missions.


The approval however has nothing to do with ongoing negotations on the future status of the province, the report said, adding that missions are also to be opened in European Union states, including Germany and Austria.


The actual official designation of the missions has not be agreed upon as the Kosovo is governed by the United Nations mission UNMIK.


Serbia has refused to consider independence for Kosovo, while the province's ethnic Albanian majority favours secession.