5 October 2005

Secretary-General to Receive Report of Special Envoy on Comprehensive Review of Kosovo Today

NEW YORK, 4 October (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

Ambassador Kai Eide, the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Comprehensive Review of Kosovo, will be submitting his report to the Secretary-General this afternoon.

Ambassador Eide has had extensive consultations in Belgrade and Pristina, as well as with key Member States, regional organizations and, of course, the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).  He has also spent considerable time in Kosovo, meeting with people from all walks of life.

The Secretary-General will study the report and then forward it, together with his recommendations for the next steps, to the Security Council.

The Council is expected to take up Kosovo in the second half of this month.

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