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Main Points of Kosovo Peace Plan

June 3, 1999

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) _ Key points of the Kosovo peace plan approved by the Serb government and parliament today. A copy of the plan was obtained by The Associated Press from parliamentary sources.

The text was in Serbian and translated by the AP:


``In order to move forward toward solving the Kosovo crisis, an agreement should be reached on the following principles:

``1: Imminent and verifiable end to violence and repression of Kosovo.

``2. Verifiable withdrawal from Kosovo of military, police and paramilitary forces according to a quick timetable.

``3. Deployment in Kosovo, under U.N. auspicies, of efficient international civilian and security presences which would act as can be decided according to Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter and be capable of guaranteeing fulfillment of joint goals.

``4. International security presence, with an essential NATO participation, must be deployed under a unified control and command and authorized to secure safe environment for all the residents in Kosovo and enable the safe return of the displaced persons and refugees to their homes.

``5. Establishment of an interim administration for Kosovo ... which the U.N. Security Council will decide and under which the people of Kosovo will enjoy substantial autonomy within the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The interim administration (will) secure transitional authority during the time (for the) interim democratic and self-governing institutions, (establish) conditions for peaceful and normal life of all citizens of Kosovo.

``6. After the withdrawal, an agreed number of Serb personnel will be allowed to return to perform the following duties: liaison with the international civilian mission and international security presence, marking mine fields, maintaining a presence at places of Serb heritage, maintaining a presence at key border crossings.

``7. Safe and free return of all refugees and the displaced under the supervision of UNHCR (U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees) and undisturbed access for humanitarian organizations to Kosovo.

``Footnote ... Suspension of military actions will happen after the beginning of the withdrawal which can be verified. Discussion about the military-technical agreement and its reaching will not prolong the agreed period for the withdrawal.″

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