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Press Release

De Marnhac’s first visit to Belgrade concluded

23 November 2010

This was the Head of Mission’s first visit to Belgrade since taking over as Head of EULEX. He met a number of ministers and EU officials. The meetings were useful. During them, the Head of Mission underlined the importance of improving the rule of law in Kosovo, including the north. The Head of Mission stressed the importance of tackling organised crime, in particular drugs and weapons trafficking. The Head of Mission said that EULEX would be increasing its presence and activities in the north. He also emphasized the importance of solving recent incidents in that part of Kosovo.

He said it was important that lines of communication remained open in the future in order to strengthen confidence, practically address the rule of law matters and avoid misunderstandings. He received support from all his interlocutors.