Contact NPR's Tom Gjelten reports that the six-nation Contact Group on Yugoslavia has instructed the warring parties in Serbia's Kosovo Province to begin peace talks on February 6th, outside Paris. At a meeting in London today, Contact Group foreign ministers agreed that the two sides should try to conclude negotiations within one week, and that a settlement should result in substantial autonomy for the Kosovo Albanians. NATO is threatening military action to make sure the Yugoslav government and ethnic Albanians to come to the negotiating table.
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NPR's Tom Gjelten reports that the six-nation Contact Group on Yugoslavia has instructed the warring parties in Serbia's Kosovo Province to begin peace talks on February 6th, outside Paris. At a meeting in London today, Contact Group foreign ministers agreed that the two sides should try to conclude negotiations within one week, and that a settlement should result in substantial autonomy for the Kosovo Albanians. NATO is threatening military action to make sure the Yugoslav government and ethnic Albanians to come to the negotiating table.