PristinaÂ – Germany is against Kosovoâ€™s partition and fully backs the blueprint for Kosovoâ€™s independence devised by ex-UN envoy Martti Ahtisaari, says Germanyâ€™s Defence Minister.
â€œWe are for a united Kosovo. Germany supports Ahtisaariâ€™s plan and its principles to respect all communitiesâ€™ rights, especially the Serbs,â€ said Franz Jozef Jung after his meeting with Kosovoâ€™s President, Fatmir Sejdiu and Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci.
Jung also pointed out that his country fully supports the deployment of the European Unionâ€™s new law-and-order mission, EULEX, to Kosovo.
He added that EULEX will manage to extend its power all over Kosovo despite opposition from local Serbs.
Kosovoâ€™s senior leaders voiced their opposition to the â€˜administrativeâ€™ partition of Kosovo by which EULEX, will take a â€˜softly, softlyâ€™ approach to the overwhelmingly Serb-dominated areas of northern Kosovo.
Germany was among the first countries to recognise Kosovoâ€™s declaration of independence from Serbia on February 17.