The Security Council is to send a mission
to Kosovo towards the end of April to review the situation there.
Speaking to the press today, Council President, Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury of Bangladesh, said the mission's mandate would be to assess the implementation of the UN resolution on Kosovo and the operations of the United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK), and to see what difficulties it faces.
The mission would also "take a strong message of the Council to the parties concerned in Kosovo to end hostilities and engage in the development work, the restoration of the civic life in that territory," Ambassador Chowdhury said.
UNMIK head, Dr. Bernard Kouchner, urged the Council to send a mission to Kosovo when he briefed it on 6 March.