President Osmani received the Regional Director of the World Bank for the Western Balkans

The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani received in a meeting the Regional Director of the World Bank for the Western Balkans, Mrs. Linda van Gelder, and the Manager of the World Bank Office for Kosovo, Mr. Massimiliano Paolucci.

While congratulating President Osmani for taking office, Mrs. Van Gelder stressed the commitment of the World Bank to work closely with the new institutions and to support planned development projects. 

 

President Osmani thanked the representatives of the World Bank for the work done over the years, emphasizing that she has been witness of the positive impact of the Bank’s projects on the lives of citizens. She stressed that during her term, sustainable development will receive special attention, highlighting the need for cooperation and investment in the health sector and recovery after the pandemic, energy transition and environmental protection, as well as in the field of rule of law. 

 

Speaking about the cooperation in the future, the parties agreed to pay special attention to early education, while they also discussed about the importance of the commitment on women empowerment activating them in the labor market.