Statement by the North Atlantic Council in KFOR Format on the Situation in Kosovo

BELGIUM–(ENEWSPF)–1 December 2011.  Today, we discussed the situation in Kosovo with our partners in KFOR.

NATO Allies and KFOR partners are deeply concerned about the recent developments in the northern part of Kosovo, which we continue to monitor carefully. The use of violence against KFOR is unacceptable and we deplore it.  NATO and our KFOR partners welcome President Tadic’s statement of 29 November, which must be followed by concrete actions. We urge all parties to exercise restraint and cooperate fully with all international actors on the ground to ensure freedom of movement without delay.

NATO Allies and KFOR partners fully support Commander KFOR, as KFOR continues to act carefully, firmly and impartially to contribute to the maintenance of freedom of movement and a safe and secure environment for all people in Kosovo, in accordance with its United Nations mandate. NATO and our KFOR partners commend KFOR’s coordination with EULEX in this regard.

NATO Allies and KFOR partners call on Belgrade and Pristina to continue their constructive participation to the EU-facilitated dialogue.