Acting President Osmani met with the EU Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner

As part of the two-day visit to Brussels, the Acting President of the Republic of Kosovo Dr. Vjosa Osmani, met with the EU Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner, Oliver Varhelyi.
The Acting President expressed her gratitude to the EU for the continued support to the Republic of Kosovo, in particular during the period of confrontation with the Covid-19 pandemic. Further EU support in provision of the vaccines for the citizens of Kosovo and the Economic Investment Plan were issues discussed at the meeting.

She stated that the EU integration process is one of the main goals of the foreign policy of the Republic of Kosovo, thus confirming the will of the country's institutions and of all citizens towards further advancement in this process.

"It is important to be aware that the lack of ambition or engagement of all parties involved in the European integration process, means that the support and trust of citizens in the path of EU integration nay be damaged," said among others Acting President Osmani.

Mrs. Osmani reiterated the fact that the Republic of Kosovo has met all the formal criteria for visa liberalization for the Schengen area. In this context, Acting President Osmani praised the continuous support of the European Commission in finalisation of this process, and asked for the European Commission’s help in convincing the EU member states for visa liberalization for the citizens of the Republic of Kosovo.

In relation to the dialogue with Serbia, Acting President Osmani stressed the need for the unification of the entire political spectrum of the country around this process, in order for it to be completed successfully. She called the EU to be loud in relation to Serbia, in order for this country to implement the agreements signed in Brussels.