PristinaÂ – The former UN envoy Martti Ahtisaari sees Kosovo as an example of â€˜preventative diplomacyâ€™ and a warning to all dictators who mistreat their people.
â€œThis is a message to tell the fate of all those dictators who discriminate against their own citizens,â€ he said in reference to the former Serbian strongman, Slobodan Milosevic.
Speaking to Swedish radio, the former Finish President also talked about other international crises, including the current situation in the Middle East.
â€œI feel ashamed that we couldnâ€™t find a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,â€ said the former envoy for Kosovoâ€™s status adding that â€œa lack of political willâ€ is impeding a solution.
Martti Ahtisaari, is served as the United Nations envoy to mediate in talks between Serbian and Kosovoâ€™s political leaders on a final status for Serbiaâ€™s former southern province which since 1999 had been administered by the UN.
This was after NATO bombed Serbia in 1999 to end what they saw as ethnic cleansing being committed by Milosevicâ€™s troops in Kosovo against the ethnic Albanian majority there.
Ahtisaari proposed â€˜supervised independenceâ€™ for Kosovo last year and on February 17, Pristina declared independence in a move condemned by Serbia.
The former Finnish President was this yearâ€™s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.