Acting President, Dr. Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu repeals four decrees for consuls in Prague, Ljubljana, Skopje and TiranaIn accordance with her constitutional responsibilities and based on the diplomatic and consular practices, Acting President, Dr. Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu repealed today four decrees for consuls general, specifically for the consuls general in Prague, Ljubljana, Skopje and Tirana.
Regarding the first three cases, based on diplomatic and consular practice, the consulates general, as a rule, do not open and the consuls general are not appointed in the same city where the Embassy is located. Furthermore, based on the information sent to us, there was no exequatur/consent for these consuls general from the host country. Meanwhile, regarding the fourth case, that of the consul in Tirana, Acting President Osmani has decided to repeal the decree on the appointment of the Consul General, in accordance with the proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a proposal which was not taken into account by the previous President.
As the head of the foreign policy, the Acting President is committed to protect the rule of law and professionalism in foreign service appointments. She will continue to insist that the quota of political appointments, provided by the Law on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Diplomatic Service, not be exceeded, and that appointments be made from the ranks of career diplomats.