U.N. Security Council to discuss standards
The U.N. Security Council will be discussing the progress of the implementation of international standards in Kosovo.
Serbia will be represented at the meeting by Kosovo Coordination Center Chief Sanda Raskovic-Ivic. Kosovo Prime Minister Agim Ceku will also be present, along with UNMIK Chief Joachim Ruecker.
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan will also be reporting on the work of UNMIK at today’s meeting.
Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Draskovic that he does not expect much from the meeting, because there will be no decisions made that will have a great effect on Kosovo’s status solution.
“The meeting is a chance for our side to introduce this body to the most brutal violations of human rights and terrorist acts in Kosovo, in order to strengthen our national policy in light of the status discussions. We will insist on the ‘standards before status’ principle,’” Draskovic said.
Draskovic also expressed his hopes that another round of meeting for discussion Kosovo’s status will be announce by UN Kosovo envoy Martti Ahtisaari at the end of the month.
According to Ceku’s cabinet, the Kosovo Prime Minister will be meeting with U.S. Undersecretary for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns and the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Asia, Daniel Freed.
These meetings with U.N. and U.S. officials are seen as very important by the people in Kosovo. While the details of Ruecker’s report are not known, both he and the Kosovo Government have stated that the report on the three-month development of the situation in Kosovo is positive.