President of the Republic of Kosovo, Mrs. Atifete Jahjaga, attended today the official opening of the proceedings of the World Economic Forum on Latin America, attended by a large number of representatives from various countries, economy experts and business representatives from Central and South America, as well as other parts of the world.
President Jahjaga attended the panel titled “Opening pathways for shared progress”, with the participation of President of Panama, Mr. Ricardo Martinelli, President of Costa Rica, Ms. Laura Chinchilla, President of Guatemala, Mr. Otto Perez Molina and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
Under the auspices of the Forum, President Jahjaga met with the President of Costa Rica, Ms. Chinchilla, President Martinelli of Panama and President of Guatemala, Mr. Perez Molina.
During talks with the President of Guatemala, Mr. Perez Molina, President Jahjaga stated that Kosovo is a sovereign and independent state, internationally recognised, with clear ambitions for EU, NATO and UN membership.
She said that continuation of the international consolidation of Kosovo is important and that recognition from Guatemala will not only help Kosovo, but the whole Balkan region as well.
President of Guatemala, Mr. Perez Molina, said that his country is closely following the developments in Kosovo and will consider the issue of its recognition.
President Jahjaga today also met with the Peruvian Environment Minister, Mr. Pulgar- Vidal Otalora, , with whom she discussed the issue of expansion of cooperation in various fileds, particularly those of economy and investments.
Expressing her gratitude for the recognition of Kosovo by Peru to the Minister, President Jahjaga said that Peru’s help on consolidation of the statehood of Kosovo, especially in the region of Central and South America is of great importance.
Minister Pulgar-Vidal Otalora expressed the readiness of his government to support Kosovo on its process of international consolidation, its membership in international organisations, and at the same time extended the invitation to Madam President to visit his country.