Carl Bildt in Kosovo

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt met Kosovo’s president and prime minister in Pristina Wednesday, two days before the unveiling of a United Nations proposal expected to pave the way for the province’s independence from Serbia.

On Friday chief UN envoy Martti Ahtisaari is to present his plan for the future of Kosovo.

Carl Bildt, who was also an international envoy in the former Yugoslavia, says he expects Ahtisaari’s plan will begin a process that will see Kosovo’s status resolved this year.