President Atifete Jahjaga attended the funeral of Vaclav Havel

The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Mrs. Atifete Jahjaga, attended today the state funeral ceremony, organized in the Cathedral of Saint Vitus in Prague, to give farewell to President Vaclav Havel, who died on 18 December of this year.

The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Mrs. Atifete Jahjaga, attended today the state funeral ceremony, organized in the Cathedral of Saint Vitus in Prague, to give farewell to President Vaclav Havel, who died on 18 December of this year.

President Jahjaga at the mortal ceremony expressed her condolences, the condolences of the institutions and the people of Kosovo to President Havel’s wife, Dagmar Havlova and to the highest officials of the Czech Republic: to President Vaclav Klaus, Prime Minister
Petr Necas, the President of the Senate, Premysl Sobotka, the President of the House of Representatives in the Czech Parliament, Miroslava Nemcova and the Foreign Minister, Karel Schwarzenberg.

At the mortal ceremony in the Cathedral of Saint Vitus, the President of the Republic of Kosovo was together with the Foreign Minister of Slovakia, Mikulas Dzurinza, the President of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek, the President of Croatia, Ivo Josipovic, the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite, the EU Commissioner for Enlargement, Stefan Füle, the Slovenian President, Danilo Türk and the Prime Minister of Albania, Sali Berisha.

Dozens of delegations from around the world have participated at the mortal ceremony to give their farewell to President Havel, among them 20 presidents of different countries, as well as the U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, with her husband, former President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
 
President Jahjaga considered Mr. Havel as a great friend of Kosovo and has said that his death is a great loss for the Czech people and country, but also for all freedom-loving peoples in the world.

Vaclav Havel was a friend and great supporter of Kosovo. For this he was awarded the high decoration “Gold Medal for Peace, Democracy and Humanism - Dr. Ibrahim Rugova”.

In October, President Jahjaga was in Prague of the Czech Republic, where she took part in the proceedings of the 15th Conference of the “Forum 2000”, on the invitation of Mr. Vaclav Havel, who welcomed and highly praised the participation in conference of the President of the newest state in Europe.