Kosovo supervision to last to 2012
Representatives of the international missions in Kosovo reminded Kosovo Albanian Prime Minister Hashim Thaci that they will be present in Kosovo for at least two more years.
(KosovoCompromise Staff) Wednesday, July 28, 2010
On Sunday, Thaci had said that in light of Thursday's advisory opinion by the International Court of Justice, supervised independence would be ending.
International Civilian Office (ICO) spokesman Andy McGuffie said that regardless of the progress being made in Kosovo, there is a range of areas where full implementation of the Ahtisaari Plan has not yet been achieved. "It is up to the International Steering Group to determine further changes in the activity and structure of the ICO," McGuffie said.
EULEX spokeswoman Karin Limdal noted that Kosovo institutions invited the mission to operate under a mandate that was just extended "until June 2012", she said.
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Secretary General Mark Perrin de Brichambaut has announced that the OSCE Mission in Kosovo would continue its work as mandated in a status-neutral manner, following the opinion recently issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
"OSCE takes note of the advisory opinion issued by the International Court of Justice. I want to emphasize that the OSCE Mission in Kosovo will continue its work as mandated in a status-neutral manner," he said.
According to him, OSCE will remain committed to the development of a democratic multi-ethnic society, and continue to monitor and promote the rights of all communities living in Kosovo.