Kosovo at "key juncture" in history

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Farid Zarif. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Kosovo is at what has been described by the top UN envoy in the territory as "a key juncture" in its history.

Ambassador Farid Zarif the head of the UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) briefed the Security Council on Friday.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

In his briefing to the Security Council, Ambassador Farid Zarif pointed out that Kosovo, has faced a number of challenges recently, including a violent protest.

The territory declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

UNMIK is working to promote security, stability and respect for human rights in Kosovo.

The head of UNMIK, Ambassador Farid Zarif, briefed by the Security Council vid video link.

"This Council meets today at a key juncture of Kosovo’s history. Last December, after a prolonged political impasse, a new Kosovo government was formed as a result of an alliance between the Democratic Party of Kosovo and the Democratic League of Kosovo." (18")

Ambassador Zarif said the new government, led by Prime Minister Isa Mustafa, has declared its commitment to economic reforms, strengthening the rule of law, European and Euro-Atlantic integration, and a continued dialogue with Belgrade.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations

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