Isakson in Kosovo

Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson was part of a brief, eight member, Congressional fact-finding mission to Kosovo on Friday. The envoy arrived among increased tensions between ethnic Albanians and the Serbian-Kosovo government.

The delegation, led by independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, included Republican senators John McCain, Jon Kyl, Lindsey Graham and Johnny Isakson, together with Congressmen Howard Berman, Mark Udall and Dave Reichert.

Last week, U.N. envoy Martti Ahtisaari unveiled a proposal for the future status of Kosovo, which envisages that the majority ethnic Albanian province be granted internationally supervised self-rule with the trappings of statehood. The proposal also offers a high degree of self-rule to the Serb minority living in isolated enclaves in the province.

Ethnic Albanian leaders have endorsed the plan, while Serbian officials have rejected it. The two sides have been invited for further consultations before the final version of the plan is presented to the U.N. Security Council for approval next month.

Isakson’s official role was not stated, but he was the only member present from the Senate Foreign Relations committee. You do the math.