The President of the Republic of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani received today the Deputy Secretary General for Peace, Security and Defense at the European External Action Service (EEAS), Mr. Charles Fries, accompanied by the Head of the EU Office in Kosovo Tomas Szunyog and the head of EULEX mission, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark.
Kosovo’s progress towards the European Union, with President Osmani reiterating the commitment of the Republic of Kosovo to Euro-Atlantic integrations was discussed at the meeting. Madam President informed Mr. Fries specifically with the progress made in the field of the rule of law, which also includes the fight against organized crime and corruption, as well as democratic reforms and the full alignment of foreign and security policy with that of the EU. Deputy Secretary Fries highly praised Kosovo’s coordination of public condemnation and sanctions against Russia as well as the continuous support to Ukraine.
President Osmani and Deputy Secretary Fries also discussed the latest developments in the north of the Republic of Kosovo. Madam President reiterated her strong condemnation of the attacks of illegal Serbian structures turned into criminal gangs against the Kosovo police, KFOR and journalists. President Osmani emphasized that these criminal and as such, their dangerous actions must be condemned by all.
President Osmani also emphasized the need for coordination with international partners, as a necessary step in order to ensure long-term peace and stability in the country and the region, and potentiated the importance of the rule of law and the need that these criminal gangs face justice for their illegal acts.