Extracts from the Joint Press briefing by Dimitrij Rupel, Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in office of the Council, and Hashim Thaçi, Kosovan Prime Minister, on EU/Kosovo relations

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-056181   Duration: 10:36:00  Lieu:
End production: 23/01/2008   First transmission: 23/01/2008
Following their meeting, Dimitrij Rupel, Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in Office of the Council, and Hashim Thaçi, Kosovan Prime Minister, gave a joint press conference on EU/Kosovo relations. Hashim Thaçi said that Kosovo is making progress to build a democratic country, in cooperation with Washington and Brussels. Dimitrij Rupel, said that the meeting was organised because the Presidency of the EU needs to be informed as exhaustively as possible.

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10:34:57 Title 00:00:04
10:35:02 External view of the European Council building 00:00:05
10:35:07 Arrival of Dimitrij Rupel, Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs and President in Office of the Council, and Hashim Thaçi, Kosovan Prime Minister 00:00:05
10:35:12 Cutaway of photographer 00:00:05
10:35:17 Hashim Thaçi saying (in ENGLISH) that they had an excellent meeting with Dimitrij Rupel; that he informed him about the progress in Kosovo and the new multiethnic institutions; he also informed him that they are ready for status to build a democratic country; that they are ready and they cooperate very closely with Washington and Brussels to do it as soon as possible, and they will continue to cooperate very closely, and they will continue our joint efforts. 00:00:43
10:36:00 Dimitrij Rupel saying (in ENGLISH) that they have discussed important issues. It is very important for the EU presidency to be informed as exhaustively as possible and that's what happened. 00:00:25
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