Updated: 29-Nov-2000 NATO Press Releases

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29 Nov. 2000


by Secretary General of NATO, Lord Robertson

Over the last week there has been an upsurge of violence in Southern Serbia, near the boundary with Kosovo. At a time when there are so many hopeful trends in the region, I particularly condemn those who continue to turn to violence to resolve their differences.

I have now had an exchange of letters with President Kostunica of Yugoslavia, in which he passed on his worries about recent events. I share his concerns and NATO, through KFOR, has already responded vigorously, and is considering further measures.

I have released a detailed statement on the measures being taken, which I draw to your attention.

I welcome the positive tone of President Kostunica's remarks, and his commitment to continue to respect the Military Technical Agreement between KFOR and the Yugoslav and Serbian authorities.

I believe this augurs well for a positive and co-operative relationship in the future.

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