President Jahjaga received the Minister of Defense of Portugal, Mr. Jose Pedro Aguiar Branco

The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Mrs. Atifete Jahjaga received the Minister of Defence of Portugal, Mr. Jose Pedro Aguiar Branco accompanied by the Head of the Portuguese Armed Forces, General Luís Araujo.

President Jahjaga praised the assistance that Portugal has given and continues to give to Kosovo, in particular through the participation of its troops within the KFOR peacekeeping force.

She said that the Portuguese support for Kosovo’s integration processes is necessary, especially for its participation in the regional and international initiatives, including the Partnership for Peace and membership into NATO.

President Jahjaga said that the Kosovo Security Force is successfully meeting its Operational Capacities and the support of Portugal for this force is of particular importance.

The Portuguese Defense Minister Jose Pedro Aguiar Branco said that his country will support Kosovo and that the Portuguese troops will continue to contribute to the peacekeeping force within NATO.

He said that Portugal is looking for peace and stability throughout the Balkans.