Në foto arkiv: Presidenti historik i Kosovës Dr. Ibrahim Rugova në konferencë shtypi, ku është edhe korrespondenti i tashëm i Gazetës Dielli, Behlul Jashari – i dyti nga e majta, ulur, derisa shkruante.
Arkiv, 10 korrik 1998, Rugova: Pavarësia – zgjidhje për Kosovën
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PRISHTINË, 10 Korrik 2016/ Pavarësia është zgjidhja për Kosovën, ritheksonte Presidenti historik Dr. Ibrahim Rugova dhe i drejtonte mesazhin edhe Grupit të Kontaktit, në një konferencë shtypi në Prishtinë para 18 vitesh, në 10 korrik 1998, të raportuar nga korrespndenti tash i Gazetës Dielli, Behlul Jashari, derisa zhvillimet e luftës vazhdonin. Presidenti Rugova atë ditë takoi ambasadorin gjerman…
 President of Republic of Kosove meets with German Ambassador
PRISHTINE, July 10 (ata) – ATA correspondent Behlul Jashari reports: The President of the Republic of Kosove, Ibrahim Rugova met Friday in Prishtine with the German Ambassador in Belgrade, Wilfried Gruber. The meeting was held in closed doors, but according to a preliminary report by the German Embassy in Belgrade, Gruber wanted to inform Rugova of the conclusions of the latest meeting of the Contact Group in Bonn. /p.ta/mima/xh/
Albanian Telegraphic Agency
 Rugova says Contact Group should back independence of Kosova
PRISHTINE, July 10 – ATA correspondent Behlul Jashari reported that president of Kosova Ibrahim Rugova said on Friday that he backed the option for Kosova independence even after the latest proposals of the Contact Group.
“We want more. The solution is an independent Kosova which should be also backed by the Contact Group,” Rugova told today’s news conference in Prishtina.
“We are insisting and working that the Kosova independence as well as an international protectorate as a transition phase be accepted and applied, ” Rugova said, backing the plan and steps of the Contact Group for a peaceful solution.
The Contact Group that convened on July 8 in Bonn called for “an immediate stop of fighting in Kosova to help pave the way for resumption of negotiations between Prishtina and Belgrade for a future status of Kosova.”
Rugova said that “they praise the work of the Contact Group and its members and, obviously, we have asked the group to assess what measures adopted by the first meeting in London on March 9 have been carried out.”
“Obviously, any people like to live in a state, but, given the reorganisation in that part of Europe, we urge an independent Kosova and this would calm the region,” Rugova replied to journalists about yesterday’s statement of German Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel, who was quoted as saying “we do not accept a greater Albania.”
Rugova hailed the work of the international monitoring mission in Kosova.
“The presence of diplomatic monitors to follow the situation on the ground is useful and important. We want other steps to defend the people of Kosova,” Rugova said.
“The situation in Kosova continues to be aggravated and dangerous. Attacks of the Serb forces continue therefore we urge an international protection for Kosova and its people,” Rugova said. pta/mima/ak/