Acting President Osmani met with members of the European Parliament who are in the Kosovo Friendship Group

The Acting President of the Republic of Kosovo, Dr. Vjosa Osmani met this afternoon with members of the European Parliament who are in the Friendship Group for Kosovo: Rainer Wieland, Vice-President of the EP, Lukas Mandl from the EPP Group, Viola von Cramon-Taubade, Rapporteur for Kosovo in the EP (Green Group), Ilhan Kyuchyuk of the Renew Group and Andrey Kovatchev, Deputy President of the EPP.

Acting President Osmani stressed that in the next report of the European Parliament on Kosovo it would be good to explicitly seek recognition from the 5 EU member states, which still do not recognize the state of Kosovo.

Further, Mrs. Osmani thanked the EU for supporting Kosovo in facing the pandemic, while in this context she also asked for support in monitoring the electoral process in order to maintain the credibility of this process.

During the meeting it was discussed that the priorities of Kosovo should be the investment in health, education and employment of young people, to create an environment where they do not want to leave the country. There was also discussed about the preparations being made for the electoral process and the importance of creating strong and representative institutions as a result of these elections. During the conversation, the challenges in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue process were stressed, while Mrs. Osmani emphasized the principles that should be a guide for this process. According to her, the country needs to be represented by a legitimate Government, which will protect the territorial integrity, the sovereignty of Kosovo and the constitutional regulation of the country. 

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