President Osmani received the Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Mr. Gordan Grlić Radman

The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani received today at a meeting the Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Mr. Gordan Grlić Radman.

 The relations between the two nations and states were considered to be excellent, commencing in the 90s to date, and both sides expressed their readiness to further expand the cooperation in both bilateral and multilateral aspects.

President Osmani was informed that her request of April 15th, 2021, for a symbolic donation of vaccines against COVID-19 by Croatia has received a positive response, so today Minister Grlić Radman brought the good news of a donation of 10 thousand vaccines to our citizens.

President Osmani stressed that the dialogue process with Serbia should not be linked to visa liberalization, because according to her, Kosovo has already met the criteria for visa liberalization despite the fact that there were twice as many criteria imposed upon Kosovo, as opposed to other countries. Ms. Osmani asked for Croatian's support in this process, on which Minister Grlić Radman duly agreed upon and confirmed the provision of Croatia's support.

"Kosovo should be granted visa liberalization immediately because Kosovo has met the criteria, while the EU should keep its promise and not consider liberalization as a leverage for other processes," said President Osmani. Furthermore, Ms. Osmani added that Kosovo and Croatia have many connecting issues and in this context she mentioned the approximate number of people missing due to violence perpetrated by the Serbian regime during the wars of the 90s, raising the need for concrete cooperation in bringing to light of their fate.

Meanwhile, Minister Radman emphasized that his country has supported and will continue to support Kosovo on its European path, as well as in the visa liberalization process. While the President thanked Minister Radman for the assistance, she committing to expand the cooperation in the field of a strategic partnership with special emphasis to the field of defence.