President Osmani accompanied by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Lithuania, Mrs. Agnė Bilotaitė, visited the war refugee registration centreThe President of the Republic of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani Sadriu continued with meetings and activities with institutional leaders and academics in the country during her official visit to Lithuania.
Accompanied by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Lithuania, Mrs. Agnė Bilotaitė, President Osmani visited the war refugee registration centre, where she spoke with Ukrainian refugees and humanitarian organizations that are coming to the aid of refugees, most of whom are women and children.
The President mentioned the efficient and humane response of the Lithuanian state and nation to the Ukrainian people and in this context mentioned the similar experience of our people two decades ago. "The people of Kosovo have similarly experienced the horror of war, genocide and forced eviction from their homes, so we showed solidarity with the Ukrainians, with whom all the freedom-loving peoples of the world have joined," said President Osmani.
President Osmani also laid a wreath in memory of the fallen martyrs in an effort to restore freedom and democracy in Lithuania, recalling their bravery, which laid the foundations of today's freedom-loving and democratic Lithuania.
Meanwhile, in front of a group of academics and students of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at the University of Vilnius, President Osmani discussed the protection of democracy. The President stressed that Russia's barbaric and genocidal war in Ukraine is proof that the international system based on rules, freedom and sovereignty, as well as our common democratic values ââshould never be taken for granted. "As two countries that have long faced aggressors and tyrants, Lithuania and Kosovo will continue to strengthen the partnership and protect at all costs freedom, democracy and sovereignty," said President Osmani.
President Osmani also visited the city of Kaunas in Lithuania, which this year is the European Capital of Culture, where she met with Mayor Visvaldas Matijošaitis and visited the National Museum of Art where various exhibitions were displayed, including on the survival of oppression in Kaunas.