Tomorrow, on Thursday, the process of recognizing and verifying the status of KLA veterans, invalids, members and internees begins

Prishtina, 14 November 2012

Chaired by the Minister of the Security Force Ministry, Agim Çeku the next meeting of the Government Committee on recognizing and verifying the status of KLA veterans, invalids, members and internees was held.

The Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi also participated in the meeting.

The President of the Committee, Agim Çeku noted that the dynamic required by the Committee is being upheld, in accordance with the Committee’s decision.

After all the Committee’s requirements have been met, the process of verifying the status of KLA veterans, invalids, members and internees will start tomorrow.

“The forms for all categories have been printed and distributed to all offices of societies representing these categories, in all Kosovo’s municipalities. So, starting from tomorrow, I invite all veterans, families of martyrs, and invalids to go to their societies’ municipal offices, to get an application, fill it out and submit it again at the same place,” said Mr. Çeku.

The President of the Committee, Agim Çeku explained that all veterans must apply in the municipality where they live and note down where they have served, including the location, squadron, platoon, battalion and brigade.  Selection by the Committee Secretariat will be done according to the brigades and squadrons which served in them.

“Veterans should be aware that they do not need to chase after their commanders to seek their signature. It is sufficient to note in the form in which squadron you served, the operational zone where you were active, and then the commanders will be invited to verify the information presented by applicants,” explained Mr. Çeku.

The Government Committee on recognizing and verifying the status of KLA veterans, invalids, members and internees will publish media announcements, with any necessary clarifications regarding applying for recognition of the respective status being sought.