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Thursday, May 6, 1999 Published at 13:57 GMT 14:57 UK


World: Europe

Full text of peace principles

The ministers agreed any force must be under UN control

The following is the full text of principles for a settlement to the Kosovo crisis, as agreed by the G8 foreign ministers in Bonn.

Kosovo: Special Report

The following general principles must be adopted and implemented to resolve the Kosovo crisis:

  • Immediate and verifiable end of violence and repression in Kosovo.

  • Withdrawal from Kosovo of military, police and paramilitary forces.

  • Deployment in Kosovo of effective international civil and security presences, endorsed and adopted by the United Nations, capable of guaranteeing the achievement of the common objectives.

  • The establishment of an interim administration for Kosovo, to be decided by the Security Council of the United Nations to ensure conditions for a peaceful and normal life for all inhabitants for Kosovo.

  • The safe and free return of all refugees and displaced persons and unimpeded access to Kosovo by humanitarian aid organisations.

  • A political process towards the establishment of an interim political framework. An agreement providing for substantial self-government for Kosovo, taking full account of the Rambouillet accords and the principles and sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and other countries of the region and the demilitarisation of the UCK.

  • Comprehensive approach to the economic development and stabilisation of the crisis region.




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