ANNAN AND ROBERTSON TAKE SINGLE STANCE ON YUGOSLAVIA

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has expressed hope that “Yugoslav leadership and Milosevic will understand the will of the Yugoslav people. The Serbian people have expressed their will, made a clear choice and demanded a democratic rule”, he said at a news conference at the NATO’s Brussels headquarters after meting with NATO Secretary General George Robertson. “I hope this voice of the people will be heard, and Yugoslavia will see changes which the people want,” he added. UN Secretary General virtually condemned the military action undertaken last year by NATO countries and spoke out against any international interference in Yugoslavia with a use of force. “I am not quite sure the actions similar to those undertaken in Kosovo could be expedient, he stressed. In the meantime, NATO Secretary General Robertson who also took part in the news conference would not answer the questions on Yugoslvaia. Here we deal with this country’s internal affairs, he said.