26/03/2004
Press Release
SC/8044



PRESS STATEMENT ON KOSOVO BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT


Following is the Security Council press statement on Kosovo delivered today by Council President Jean-Marc de La Sablière (France):


The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the killing on the 23rd of March in Kosovo of two policemen, one United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) officer from Ghana and one Kosovo Police Service officer.  They extended their condolences to the families of the victims and also to the Government of Ghana.


The members of the Council reiterated that any attack on the international presence or the law-enforcement agencies in Kosovo is intolerable.  The members of the Security Council called on the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government and all inhabitants of Kosovo to cooperate with UNMIK and KFOR in support of the police investigation, so that those responsible for the killing of the police officers and other violent crimes are brought to justice.


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