EU ambassadors briefed by the president on the June 8 elections

EU ambassadors briefed by the president on the June 8 elections

Pristina, May 13, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

President of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga received today the ambassadors and representatives of the United States of America, Germany, France, Italy and Great Britain accredited in Kosovo. The meeting was held to discuss the process of the early parliamentary elections in Kosovo.

President Jahjaga briefed the ambassadors on her decision about the early parliamentary elections to be held on June 8.

Jahjaga said that the decree followed wide consultations with political parties in Kosovo.

The president informed the ambassadors about the fact that the consults were held in order to find a date within the legal deadlines and which allows the necessary time to prepare the elections in the country.

The head of the state stressed the importance of a fair, free and democratic process to help in fulfilling the European vision of Kosovo.

She said that she has now addressed an invitation to the High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security, Baroness Catherine Ashton to send to Kosovo a mission of election monitors, reads the presidency press release.

The ambassadors of the five countries thanked president Jahjaga for her stance for a fair electoral process. They confirmed their commitment to help in achieving these objectives. /ibna/