UN chief focuses on fate of missing persons

The UN secretary-general has called on Belgrade and Priština to make an effort to shed light on the fate of missing persons and solve all war crimes.

Source: Tanjug

In his quarterly report on the situation in Kosovo, which covers the period between April 23 and July 15 this year, Ban Ki-moon commended efforts aimed at normalization of relations between Belgrade and Priština.

But he also noted that "full normalization requires resolution of painful issues inherited from the war."

Shedding light on the fate of missing persons and prosecuting all those responsible for war crimes and other crimes should be the priority, says Ban, urging all sides to double their efforts to achieve progress in these matters.

The UN Secretary-General notes that international support to all sides and international engagement in Kosovo remain of crucial importance.

In additional to operational support in the implementation of the agreement, it is very important that the international community remain committed to the process of reconciliation and healing of wounds from the past, it is said in the report.

Tanjug is reporting that noting that the biggest challenge in Kosovo right now is the implementation of the agreement "signed" by Ivica Dačić and Hashim Thaci, Ban called on all international organizations in Kosovo to cooperate with the UN civilian mission.

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