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OSCE field office opening in Vushtrri/Vucitrn

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PRISTINA, 2 February 2000 -- The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will officially open a field office in Vushtrri/Vucitrn on Friday 4 February 2000, bringing the total number of regional centres and field offices in Kosovo to 15.
The Vushtrri/Vucitrn field office has been operational since late last year, with the main emphasis on democratization and human rights. As in other field offices, election and registration officers will follow shortly. The head of the Vushtrri/Vuctitrn field office is Tim Boucher from United Kingdom.

The OSCE plans to open 21 offices throughout Kosovo. About 150 international and 400 local OSCE staff are now based in the field.

NOTE TO MEDIA -- The media is invited to attend the opening of the Vushtrri/Vucitrn field office at 12:30 p.m. Friday, 4 February. For further details contact Roland Bless, Spokesperson, OSCE Mission in Kosovo, (+382-38) 500-162 ext. 260 / (+389-70)250 576.

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