The President of the Republic of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani visited Berlin on a working visit focused on essential discussions on the latest developments in the country, as well as in support and empowerment of people with special needs.
President Osmani participated in the Special Olympics Berlin 2023, in support of our athletes with special needs. In this Olympics, the Republic of Kosovo is represented by four athletes in the discipline of athletics. Supporting people with special needs is one of the main causes of President Osmani and on this occasion, she emphasized that these athletes are an example of the power of diversity, inclusiveness and equal participation and extraordinary determination for the heights of success.
On the sidelines of the Special Olympics, President Osmani had discussions with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
In separate discussions with them, President Osmani confirmed the readiness for continued cooperation and coordination with the aim of preserving and peace in the region and thanked Germany for its firm stance on the release of the three policemen kidnapped days ago.
During her stay in Berlin, President Osmani was also received the Bundesrat President Peter Tschentscher, a first time that a President of the Republic of Kosovo was received at the Bundesrat.
President Osmani also held a meeting with members of the largest parties represented at the Bundestag, who are also members of the Foreign Affairs Committee. At these meetings, President Osmani spoke of the latest developments in the country, security challenges and the importance of cooperation to overcome them, as well as the further expansion of cooperation between our two countries. Regarding the latest developments and steps ahead, President Osmani held a meeting with journalists at Korrespondten.cafe Berlin and was the keynote speaker at the round table organized by the Aspen Institute Germany.
In the spirit of promoting and supporting sports, President Osmani visited the oldest Albanian football club in Germany “FC Liria Berlin”. This club, in addition to having managed to unite the Albanians in the diaspora and keep alive the sports and cultural life in Berlin, is also the only diaspora club which, commencing in September this year will become part of the Bundesliga Futsal.
President Osmani also met with many friends of the Republic of Kosovo, whom she thanked for their steadfast support and commitment to the expansion of the cooperation between the two countries.