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Wednesday, June 9, 1999 Published at 22:37 GMT 23:37 UK


Serbs: Milosevic's policy of peace has won

General Svetozar Marjanovic, who led the Serb delegation to the Kumanovo talks, told a news conference afterwards that Belgrade's "policy of peace" had won. The text of his remarks follows:

"A delegation of the Yugoslav Government has held talks with representatives of the United Nations and the international organisations, that is, the forces in charge of international security.

"The talks were difficult, but we managed finally to sign an agreement, an agreement on peace, which means that the war is over.

"It also means that the policy of peace has won, the policy of peace conducted by the FRY and President Milosevic.

"We showed during these talks that we are for peace, that we have always been for peace.

"We will do everything so that there is peace and security for all who live in Kosovo-Metohija.

"The security forces will be under the auspices of the United Nations, with the task to secure complete peace in the region.

"That is all. Thank you. No questions tonight. This is not the right time."

Source: Serbian TV, Belgrade, in Serbo-Croat 2030 gmt 9 Jun 99

BBC Monitoring (http://www.monitor.bbc.co.uk), based in Caversham in southern England, selects and translates information from radio, television, press, news agencies and the Internet from 150 countries in more than 70 languages.



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