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Office of the Spokesman
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February 6, 2006
Question Taken at the February 6, 2006 Press Briefing

Kosovo: Contingency Plans (Taken Question)

Question: Does the United States have contingency plans to keep stability in the Balkans should Kosovo’s citizens try to unite with or take land from neighboring countries such as Albania, Macedonia or Serbia?

Answer: The Contact Group has repeatedly ruled out, most recently in its Ministerial statement of January 31,any partition of Kosovo, or union of Kosovo with any other country or part of another country. The parties understand this limitation clearly and no responsible group in the region advocates any such outcome. Nonetheless, KFOR is prepared to handle the full range of contingencies that might occur in Kosovo in keeping with standard military practices.

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