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Thursday, June 3, 1999 Published at 15:17 GMT 16:17 UK


Tanjug's details of 'basis for peace'

"First and foremost, the document is a basis for peace"

The following is the text of a report by the Yugoslav state news agency Tanjug:

Deputies of the People's Assembly of the Republic of Serbia today discussed the document submitted by the European Union envoy for Kosovo, Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, and the Russian president's special envoy for the Balkans, Viktor Chernomyrdin, and adopted the following decision:

1. The People's Assembly of the Republic of Serbia has adopted the peace document submitted by top EU and Russian representatives, Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari and Russian President Boris Yeltsin's special envoy Viktor Chernomyrdin.

2. The document confirms the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country.

3. The document confirms the role of the United Nations.

4. The document is, first and foremost, a basis for peace. The document confirms the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and the role of the UN.

The continuation of today's meeting was preceded by emergency sessions of the Serbian Assembly and the Yugoslav government, at both of which it was decided to accept the proposal, thereby facilitating peace.

Chernomyrdin emphasized that any further steps must be taken with full respect of international regulations and laws.

The unanimous assessment of all three sides was that a striving for peace was of vital importance, not only for Yugoslavia, but also for the entire region and all of Europe.

The talks were attended by Serbian President Milan Milutinovic, Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Marjanovic, Yugoslav Foreign Minister Zivadin Jovanovic, as well as chief of General Staff Col-Gen Dragoljub Ojdanic, and a group of Yugoslav Army generals and other Yugoslav, Finnish and Russian officials.

Source: Tanjug news agency, Belgrade, in Serbo-Croat.



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