Thursday, December 28, 2006

Macedonia wants quick Kosovo solution

SKOPJE -- Macedonia favors Kosovo status problem to be resolved as soon as possible, according to reports.

"We want the solution on the final status to be reached as soon as possible. Quick solution does not necessarily mean a non-quality solution, however it would be good to bring the whole process to an end. We are not convinced that stalling would produce better conditions. One cannot expect a perfect solution", Macedonian foreign ministry sources said, Makfax reports.

According to the anonymous sources, Macedonia's position on the issue is “based on the state interest and the country will follow the examples of the EU member-states and of U.S.”

The same sources reportedly pointed out that Serbia did not raise objections regarding Macedonian and Kosovo's politicians’ visits and communication, which, Makfax reports, is in contrast to Belgrade's reaction to Kosovo PM Agim Ceku’s recent visit to Podgorica.

"President Crvenkovski keeps more regular contacts with Serbian authorities, while the foreign ministry is more active towards Kosovo. This is where the Macedonian balance regarding this issue is rooted", sources in the Macedonian foreign ministry said.

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