STATEMENT BY THE SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMIK, Zahir Tanin, notes the adoption of three laws by the Assembly of Kosovo that initiate substantial changes to the role and responsibilities of the Kosovo Security Force.
In this regard SRSG Tanin refers to UNSCR 1244 that entrusts the international security presence, namely the Kosovo Force (KFOR), with the responsibility to ensure a safe and secure environment in Kosovo. This resolution continues to provide the sole legal framework for the existing international security presence.
The SRSG encourages all parties to refrain from actions that could exacerbate tensions and to address all issues through political dialogue.