The President of the Republic of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani received today a group of the Network of Women of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie, led by Mrs. Chantal Soucy, president of the Network of Women Parliamentarians and at the same time vice-president of the National Assembly of Quebec in Canada.
President Osmani congratulated Mrs. Soucy on the 120th anniversary of the establishment of the Network of Women Parliamentarians within the Organization of the Francophonie and expressed Kosovo’s gratitude for the contribution this organization has made to the cultivation and promotion of Francophone values around the world.
Kosovo, as a member of this organization, is active in promoting mutual cooperation with Francophonie member countries and cultivating common values, which this organization promotes.
She also expressed her satisfaction that, as part of the excellent cooperation that the institutions of our country have with this organization, the Parliamentary Seminar of this network is being held today at the Assembly of the Republic.
The President and the delegation of the Network of Women of the Parliamentary Assembly also discussed the attentiveness that the institutions of Kosovo are showing to the women who were raped during the war in Kosovo and the efforts to also ensure, in addition to support, justice for them.
“Serbia bears direct responsibility for the crimes committed in Kosovo, including sexual crimes against women,” said President Osmani.
Madam President informed Mrs. Soucy of the preparations for the Forum for Women, Peace and Security, which this year will be held for the second time and invited her and the women parliamentarians of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie to participate at the Forum.
The Forum for Women, Peace and Security, said the President, “serves as an important instrument for the promotion of women’s rights and the further advancement of their position in society and greater participation in institutional life”.
Ms. Soucy expressed her pleasure with the visit and emphasized that she will continue to work for the further promotion of women’s freedoms and rights.