President Osmani speaks at the roundtable on the Western Balkans at the Munich Security Conference

On the last day of the Munich Security Conference, the President of the Republic of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani was invited as a speaker at a round table to discuss the future of the Western Balkans and the challenges and opportunities on the road towards Euro-Atlantic structures.

In addition to President Osmani, the discussion was attended by the President of Slovenia Borut Pahor, the EU representative for dialogue Miroslav Lajçak, the foreign ministers of the region, the US ambassador to NATO, the special envoy of the Kingdom of United for the Western Balkans Stuart Peach as well as representatives of states, international organizations and civil society.

President Osmani spoke related to the substantial progress that Kosovo is making in various fields and at the same time mentioned the challenges that our country faces with an aggressive and destabilizing neighbour. In the context of recent developments in Europe, the President stressed the need for a coordinated effort of the international community in relation to the security situation in the Western Balkans.

Madam President pointed out that Russia's influence through Serbia is evident and that Serbia should be treated as a state that is not based on European values. President Osmani potentiated the need for continued engagement in the dialogue process and that Kosovo has always demonstrated its constructiveness in the process. Kosovo has always contributed to long-term peace and security and in the dialogue process has shown active commitment by providing concrete proposals, said President Osmani, adding that the process should focus on mutual recognition as the only solution that ensures long-term peace and stability in the region. 

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