Thaci calls parliament to meet for independence declaration

Other News Materials 17 February 2008 15:34 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa )- Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci said he has asked the speaker of Kosovo's assembly to call an emergency session Sunday in which the independence of the province would be declared.

"We asked the parliament to declare independence," Thaci told a press conference in the capital Pristina after a meeting with assembly speaker Jakup Krasniqi.

Legislators were set to pass a set of laws in an emergency procedure before declaring independence from Serbia in the afternoon.