Robertson: Kosovo is committed for the rule of law, violence is not a solution

Robertson: Kosovo is committed for the rule of law, violence is not a solution

Pristina, 19 January 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Former NATO Secretary General, Lord George Robertson has expressed himself against the violent acts of the opposition during his visit to Kosovo.

Robertson has also invited state institutions to boost their fight against corruption and organized crime and commit for the rule of law.

Robertson made these comments during a lecture at “Universum” college.

Robertson said that he was happy of having contributed for Kosovo’s liberation from Serb forces. But, Robertson has focused on the development of the state of Kosovo and the rule of law.

“You must have a stronger judiciary system, good governance and better neighboring relations”, Robertson said.

Meanwhile, commenting on the developments of the recent months in Kosovo and the aggravated relations between government and opposition, Robertson said that teargas doesn’t contribute to the country.

Robertson has also backed Kosovo’s efforts to transform its Security Force into Armed Forces.

During his visit to Kosovo, Robertson was also received by the senior state leaders.

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa has expressed his gratitude to Lord George Robertson for the support and contribution given for Kosovo.

“Republic of Kosovo is a democratic state today, sovereign and independent thanks to the support that our people and the liberation war received from democratic states of the free world, United States, Great Britain and other European countries part of NATO, led by Lord George Robertson”, states the press release issued by the prime minister’s office.

Robertson also visited several locations where Serb forces have killed Albanian civilians during the 1999 civil war. Such location is also the village of Poklek in Drenas, where on 17 April 1999, Serb forces executed 53 civilians, the majority of them elderly, women and children.

Lord George Robertson served as NATO’s Secretary General from 1999 until 2004. /ibna/