Ahtisaari Agreement

Russia opposed a fast timetable, strongly criticized the Ahtisaari plan, expressed concern about the international precedent that Kosovo might create, and hinted that it might veto a project that ignores its position. Nevertheless, a compromise solution could and should be attempted, possibly by adding additional conditionality in the two years prior to the revision of the mandate of international supervisory authorities and reaffirming the need for further progress on minority rights standards. A resolution that does so and supports the Ahtisaari proposal, but does not explicitly support Kosovo`s independence, can receive the necessary support. In Belgrade, Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica refused to meet with Ahtisaari. As Serbia has not yet formed a new government after the parliamentary elections on 21 January, it has no mandate to discuss Kosovo and therefore cannot do so. Nevertheless, he then condemned the proposal as “illegitimate and unacceptable” because it would have “violated the UN Charter… By undermining the sovereignty of Serbia, a member of the United Nations. [10] [11] However, President Boris Tadia met with Ahtisaari, after which he confirmed his wish never to accept an independent Kosovo. [12] Foreign Minister Vuk Draékovic warned that it was “necessary to avoid an imposed solution that could make Serbia a factor of instability.” [13] The debate on the future status of Kosovo has reached a crucial point. The UN Security Council (UNSC) has begun to consider elements of a draft resolution to determine the future of the unity that could be voted on in the coming weeks.

The best way to ensure peace and stability in the region and to lift Kosovo out of an eight-year floating state, with a tired and temporary Un administration and an undeveloped and low-growth economy, is a resolution that relies directly on the plan of the UN Special Envoy, Martti Ahtisaari. Kosovo has become responsible for its own governance. [7] On 21 February 2007, Ahtisaari began a phase of consultations with the parties in Vienna to conclude the transaction. He said his proposal was a project and that it would include compromise solutions in the final document. Following this consultation phase and other amendments, Mr. Ahtisaari convened a high-level meeting of the parties on 10 March in Vienna. At the end of the meeting, the heads of state and government of both sides were totally reticent about their main demands (Kosovo Albanians for Kosovo independence). Serbia for the pursuit of sovereignty over Kosovo). Mr. Ahtisaari concluded that there was no way for the two sides to reconcile their positions and said that he would present his recommendations on the status to the UN Security Council, including an explicit recommendation on the outcome of the statute itself by the end of March.

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