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Text of the G8 "Peace" Agreement
Thursday, June 3, 1999;
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- A copy of the Kosovo peace plan approved by the Serb parliament.
The text was in Serbian.
"In order to move forward toward solving the Kosovo crisis, an agreement should be
reached on the following principles:
``1: Imminent and verifiable end to violence and repression of Kosovo.
``2. Verifiable withdrawal from Kosovo of military, police and paramilitary forces
according to a quick timetable.
``3. Deployment in Kosovo, under U.N. auspicies, of efficient international civilian and
security presences which would act as can be decided according to Chapter 7 of the U.N.
Charter and be capable of guaranteeing fulfillment of joint goals.
``4. International security presence, with an essential NATO participation, must be
deployed under a unified control and command and authorized to secure safe environment for
all the residents in Kosovo and enable the safe return of the displaced persons and
refugees to their homes.
``5. Establishment of an interim administration for Kosovo ...which the U.N. Security
Council will decide and under which the people of Kosovo will enjoy substantial autonomy
within the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia . The interim administration (will) secure
transitional authority during the time (for the) interim democratic and self-governing
institutions, (establish) conditions for peaceful and normal life of all citizens of
``6. After the withdrawal, an agreed number of Serb personnel will be allowed to return to
perform the following duties: liaison with the international civilian mission and
international security presence, marking mine fields, maintaining a presence at places of
Serb heritage, maintaining a presence at key border crossings.
``7. Safe and free return of all refugees and the displaced under the supervision of UNHCR
and undisturbed access for humanitarian organizations to Kosovo.
``8. Political process directed at reaching interim political agreement which would secure
essential autonomy for Kosovo, with full taking into consideration of the Rambouillet
agreement, the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic
of Yugoslavia and other states in the region as well as demilitarization of the Kosovo
Liberation Army. The talks between the sides about the solution should not delay or
disrupt establishment of the democratic self-governning institutions.
``9. General approach to the economic development of the crisis region. That would include
carrying out a pact of stability for southeastern Europe, wide international participation
in order to advance democracy and economic prosperity, and stability and regional
``10. The end of military activities will depend on acceptance of the listed principles
and simultaneous agreement with other previously identified elements which are identified
in the footnote below. Then a military-technical agreement will be agreed which will among
other things specify additional modalities, including the role and function of the
Yugoslav, i.e. Serb, personnel in Kosovo.
``11. The process of withdrawal includes a phased, detailed timetable and the marking of a
buffer zone in Serbia behind which the troops will withdraw.
``12. The returning personnel: The equipment of the returning personnel, the range of
their functional responsibilities, the timetable for their return, determination of the
geographic zones of their activity, the rules guiding their relations with the
international security presence and the international civilian mission.
``Footnote. Other required elements: Fast and precise timetable for the withdrawal which
means for instance: seven days to end the withdrawal; pulling out of weapons of air
defense from the zone of the mutual security of 25 kilometers within 48 hours; return of
the personnel to fullfill the four duties will be carried out under the supervision of the
international security presence and will be limited to a small agreed number --
``Suspension of military actions will happen after the beginning of the withdrawal which
can be verified. Discussion about the military-technical agreement and its reaching will
not prolong theagreed period for the withdrawal.''