Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic on the declaration of the end of supervised independence of the Republic of Kosovo
14.09.2012 / 09:05
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic welcomes the decision of the International Steering Group for Kosovo to declare the end of international supervision of independence of Kosovo, adopted in the final meeting of the Group in Pristina on 10 September 2012.
On 10 September 2012, the final meeting of the International Steering Group for Kosovo took place in Pristina. The International Steering Group judged that the conditions of the international community as set by the Comprehensive Proposal for the Kosovo Status Settlement (the so-called Ahtisaari Plan) had been sufficiently fulfilled so that the mandate of the International Civilian Representative and his Office may end. With immediate effect, the legal superiority of the Comprehensive Proposal for the Kosovo Status Settlement ends and the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo becomes the sole basis of the country’s legal order.
In his address, the Director General of the European Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Mr. Jaroslav Kurfürst emphasized this decision as a logical step and thanked the International Civilian Representative Pieter Feith for his contribution to the process of implementation of the measures proposed by the international community.
At the same time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic welcomes the decision of the Kosovo Assembly to continue cooperation with the EULEX mission for strengthening the rule of law in the territory of the Republic of Kosovo. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is convinced that the determination of Kosovo to continue on its European path will contribute to the prosperity and stability of the whole region.