President Thaçi: French Revolution was the beginning of radical changes worldwide

Prishtina, July 14th 2018 – President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, attended today the reception held at the Embassy of France in Kosovo, in honour of the Bastille Day, a French National Holiday.

President Thaçi said that this is a marked day for France and the rest of freedom loving world.

French Revolution, according to President Thaçi, was the beginning of radical changes, not only in France, but all around the world.

“Message which Paris conveyed, on Bastille Day, became a message and an aspiration for the whole freedom loving world. Liberty, equality and fraternity became the desire of the whole world, and upon its spirit, many a countries and societies were built. These values were the core of Kosovo’s aspiration as well, to be free, equal with other countries, in a fraternal union with other nations” said President Thaçi.

The head of state emphasized that these values and principles do not belong only to history, but also to the present day and to the future.

Above all, according to President Thaçi, our engagements towards installation and protection of these values have not ended as yet.

“When President Macron asks for EU’s internal reforms, he asks for greater strengthening of liberty, equality and fraternity between EU member states. When we in Kosovo speak about normalisation of relations with Serbia and building of a sustainable peace in the South-Eastern Europe, we speak about strengthening of liberty, equality between nations and states of our region. We are grateful to France, to every man and woman who have contributed towards installation of these values in Kosovo”, said the President.

The head of state expressed his gratitude for France’s support to the building of Kosovo and our multi-ethnic and tolerant society.

“I am happy with the fact that we have built excellent bilateral relations and that we continue to work towards expansion of this cooperation and of our friendship. Therefore, on Bastille Day, we remember the wars and the sacrifices we have made during history”, added President Thaçi.

President Thaçi reiterated the determination of oar citizens and our institutions for a state, a society, a Europe and a world in which all people, regardless, will live happily, in dignity, in liberty and equality.