Kosovo has marked progress in all domains, says Thaci in the UN

Kosovo has marked progress in all domains, says Thaci in the UN

Pristina, 27 May 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

On Tuesday afternoon, UN Security Council reviewed the three month report of the Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon over the developments in Kosovo.

In this meeting, Foreign Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, has informed the members of the UN Security Council for the progress achieved in the Republic of Kosovo.

Among others, he has also mentioned the continuation of the talks between Kosovo and Serbia and the agreement reached on the removal of Serbia’s illegal structures in the north of Kosovo.

Commenting on the accusations launched by Serbia that Albania and Kosovo want to create Greater Albania, Thaci said that Greater Albania is commented more in Belgrade than in Pristina.

“We won the war against Milosevic’s regime and we also won independence according to Martti Ahtisaari plan and we will also manage to win the battle for the integration of the region in the NATO and EU”, Thaci declared.

As far as the creation of the Special Justice Chamber is concerned, Thaci said that this is being done in the framework of Kosovo’s justice system.

Foreign Minister Thaci also talked about the commitment of Kosovo in the fight against extremism.

“This week in Kosovo, we have gathered around 150 guests from all around the world to discuss on how to help young people to use social networks to fight extremism and promote religious dialogue”, Thaci said.

Thaci has expressed before the UN Security Council the need that Kosovo has for the liberalization of visas. In this aspect, he mentioned Kosovo’s progress in the political and economic aspect.

The representative of the United States at the Security Council, David Pressman, declared that Kosovo has taken important steps for the integration in the EU.

He appealed for the institutions of Kosovo to take the creation of the Special Tribunal seriously.

“We take the allegations on war crimes very seriously. Kosovo must take serious measures on creating this tribunal. Kosovo must adopt the necessary changes to give way to the creation of this tribunal”, he said.

Pressman has also praised the adoption of the bill against terrorism and the start of investigations in some cases, saying that Kosovo must become a member of INTERPOL in order to be more efficient in the fight against this phenomenon.

The deputy ambassador of Great Britain, Alexandra Davison praised the progress of Kosovo, in particular, the constructive approach of the institutions of Kosovo toward the tragic events occurred in FYROM.

Davison also demanded for the parliament of Kosovo to vote as soon as possible in favor of the voting of the Special Tribunal which will try allegations on war crimes in order to preserve Kosovo’s reputation. /ibna/