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UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK): 1 Feb 2000

Civilian administration
Setting up of Kosovo joint interim administration "on track": The setting up of the Joint Administrative Structure (JIAS) in Kosovo continues, despite a delay in dissolving the "parliament" of the Kosovo Democratic League (LDK), UNMIK said today. The LDK "parliament", which met yesterday, called another meeting instead of dissolving itself as agreed under the agreement signed on 15 December to launch the JIAS. LDK was one of the three political parties that signed the agreement. The Principal Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr. Jock Covey, said despite the setback a great deal had been achieved in the last six weeks and progress towards the building up of the JIAS "remains on track." Mr. Covey adjourned today's meeting of the Interim Administrative Council, which had been expected to launch the first four operational departments of the JIAS. He said yesterday's events were "distinctly unhelpful and have disrupted the excellent progress" made by the Council.