French Ambassador to Kosovo, Didier Chabert, said that Kosovo is an independent and sovereign state and has the right to have their armed force. During an interview with the daily Zeri he also said that due to sensitivity of this issue, the decision to transform Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into army should be taken at the right time and in coordination with NATO and Kosovo allies.
Chabert also commented on the border demarcation with Montenegro. He said that the international arbitrage is not a solution, because according to him, this is a prolonged process and will delay visa liberalisation for Kosovo citizens. “Two sides should agree to send an issue to the Arbitrage (Court). There is no indication that Montenegro, which has ratified the demarcation agreement with Kosovo, will open the issue which to them is closed,” Chabert said. He also said that Kosovo PM Ramush Haradinaj’s decision to dismiss the State Border Demarcation Commission should be respected.