Yerevan, 10 October 2018 – The chief diplomat of the Republic of Kosovo, Behgjet Pacolli, in his addressing to the Foreign Ministers of the member countries of the International Organization of the Francophonie, asked his counterparts to support the candidacy of the Republic of Kosovo to become a full and equal member of the INTERPOL, at the General Assembly of this Organization, which is held in November in Dubai.
“Dear Colleagues, let me inform you, that this year, Kosovo has applied to become a member of INTERPOL and the final decision will be taken at the Interpol General Assembly in Dubai, in November. You are aware of the importance of this organization, so I kindly invite you dear friends, to vote for Kosovo to Interpol,” said the Minister Pacolli.
In addition to his addressing, he thanked the hosts of the Conference for the hospitality, while referring to the current cooperation of the Republic of Kosovo with the International Organization of the Francophonie.
“Since the Kosovo’s membership as an observer in 2014 at the Francophonie Summit in Dakar, Kosovo has made numerous efforts in promoting the French language and the Francophonie. New and important collaborations have been established at university level, especially after the University of Pristina’s membership to the Francophonie University Agency. Furthermore, the Kosovo Assembly joined the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie this year, which will contribute to strengthening cooperation between Kosovo MPs and other MPs of the Francophonie countries on issues of common interest to our region, such as the development and promotion of the values of democracy, peace and cultural linguistic diversity,” said the Minister Pacolli.
“In this context, Kosovo’s institutions are fully engaged in advancing the Francophonie agenda in the country and integrating of the international Francophonie institutions, which would directly serve to the youth of Kosovo by offering new opportunities of exchange in regards to education and culture, but also in terms of developing francophone projects of entrepreneurship and creativity in French language,” said the Foreign Minister Pacolli.