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UN Authorizes Kosovo's Final Status Talks

(RFE/RL) Washington, 24 October 2005 (RFE/RL) -- The UN Security Council has approved the launching of internationally mediated talks on resolving Kosovo's final status.

The council also reaffirmed its commitment to the goal of a multiethnic and democratic Kosovo.

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he is likely to name a special envoy for the talks within the next week.

(RFE/RL correspondent in Washington)

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