Kosovo Inaugurates Security Policy Body

resizer24Pristina authorities have started procedures to set up the Kosovo Security Council, an advisory body working to preserve Kosovo’s national security and safeguard its sovereignty.

The Council, foreseen in the Ahtisaari Plan that is meant to guide Kosovo’s path to full statehood after its secession from Serbia last February, will comprise Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, Kosovo Security Force Minister Fehmi Mujota, Deputy Prime Ministers Hajredin Kuci and Ram Manaj, Kosovo S ecurity Force Minister Fehmi Muyota, Interior Minister Zenun Pajaziti, Economy and Finance Minister Ahmet Salja, and Minority Communities Minister Saha Rasic.

Strategy building, intelligence review and regular meetings with international officials stationed in Kosovo are key parts of its agenda, as are the formulation of foreign policy and emergency planning.

Deputy International Civilian Representative Fletcher Burton welcomed the formation of the
Council, calling it “a strong foundation for the formation and co-ordination of effective national security and safety strategies.”

“The Kosovo Security Council will function in the interest of all Kosovo’s citizens,” he said. “Keeping this principle always in mind will help Kosovo move closer to Euro-Atlantic structures.”

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