USA ready to help in the creation of the Special Tribunal

USA ready to help in the creation of the Special Tribunal

Pristina, April 20, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa received today in a meeting the ambassador for Issues of the War Crimes, the head of the Office for Criminal Global Justice at the US State Department, Stephen J. Rapp.

PM Mustafa and ambassador Rapp talked about the progress made in the process of the foundation of the Specialized Chambers and Office of the Special Prosecutor, which include the necessary constitutional and legal changes.

Mustafa briefed him on the steps which have been taken by the institutions of Kosovo in this aspect.

He also stressed the commitment of the government of Kosovo and the trust in the maturity of the institutions of Kosovo to take important decisions.

Meanwhile, ambassador Rapp praised the work made so far by the institutions of Kosovo and encouraged the authorities in Kosovo on the future steps that will be taken.

Ambassador Rapp also expressed the readiness of the US government to help in this process.

The US senior official has also met with the president of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga. President Jahjaga briefed ambassador Rapp on the finalization of the examination of amendments by the Constitutional Court, which gives way to the foundation of the Special Tribunal and which will secure a credible and responsible process to address the accusations launched by the European Council report.

Jahjaga said that the institutions of Kosovo have shown their responsibility in this process and remain committed in delivering this international obligation, in order to prove that Kosovo is a responsible member of the international arena. /ibna/