Visit of Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, in Kosovo, and meeting with Fatmir Sejdiu, President of Kosovo, and Hashim Thaçi, Kosovan Prime Minister

Type: Report   Reference: I-056481   Duration: 10:44:49  Lieu:
End production: 19/02/2008   First transmission: 19/02/2008
Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, went to Kosovo in February 2008. During his one-day visit, he met with Fatmir Sejdiu, President of Kosovo, and Hashim Thaçi, Kosovan Prime Minister, and visited the UNMIK Headquarters. Javier Solana said that the EU was ready to cooperate in the development of the society and asked for the respect of the minorities and their cultural heritage.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:39:50 Title 00:00:04
10:39:55 Arrival of Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, at the airport of Pristina, Kosovo 00:00:19
10:40:14 Cutaway of photographers 00:00:02
10:40:16 Motorcade on the roads of Pristina (4 shots) 00:00:34
10:40:50 Arrival of Javier Solana for his meeting with Fatmir Sejdiu, President of Kosovo (2 shots) 00:00:18
10:41:08 General view of the meeting between Javier Solana and Fatmir Sejdiu (5 shots) 00:00:13
10:41:21 Press conference: view of journalists 00:00:03
10:41:24 Javier Solana (in ENGLISH) saying that the EU is good friend of Kosovo and Kosovo is good friend of the EU; the European perspective for the countries of the region is open and they would like to cooperate in that direction; they share the joy that was shown in the streets of Pristina and in all Kosovo; it has to be now convergent into constructive energy, positive energy, to move the society, to develop politically, economically, culturally, with the values that the EU has and you share: democracy, respect for minorities, respected for the cultural heritage of minorities, all the things that really make something that is society 00:01:02
10:42:26 Cutaway of press 00:00:01
10:42:27 Javier Solana shaking hands with Fatmir Sejdiu and leaving 00:00:10
10:42:37 Javier Solana going to his meeting with Hashim Thaçi, Prime Minister of Kosovo 00:00:04
10:42:41 Handshake between Javier Solana and Hashim Thaçi, and general view of the meeting (7 shots) 00:00:40
10:43:21 Javier Solana (in ENGLISH) saying that the message is very clear: the EU is a good friend of Kosovo and Kosovo of the EU; they want to cooperate on the development of the society in all important directions: economically, politically; and what is very important for them is the recognition and respect of minorities, politically and also religiously; the important heritage that is there has to be protected and he is pleased to have heard from the Prime Minister his commitment to all those issues 00:00:38
10:43:59 Javier Solana visiting the UNMIK (United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo) Headquarters and holding a meeting with Joachim Rücker, Head of UNMIK (6 shots) 00:00:29
10:44:28 Exterior view of the UNMIK Headquarters building 00:00:02
10:44:30 Javier Solana shaking hands with Joachim Rücker, and leaving 00:00:19
10:44:49 Exterior view of UNMIK Headquarters (2 shots) 00:00:09
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