Prishtina, 20 October 2021 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Ms. Donika Gërvalla, hosted today in an introductory meeting the new Italian Ambassador to Kosovo, Mr. Antonello De Riu.
Welcoming him to the Republic of Kosovo, she emphasized the excellent cooperation between Kosovo and Italy and invited the new ambassador for new joint initiatives in various sectors that are in the interest of both countries.
Together they mentioned new opportunities for cooperation in the field of economy and education. They talked about student exchange, programs for young people and the development of cultural activities.
The interlocutors also focused on current political developments in the country and Kosovo's foreign policy priorities. They also discussed about the progress of dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia in Brussels.
Gërvalla thanked the Ambassador for his contribution to the monitoring of the local elections of October 17 in the framework of the EU Elections Observation Mission.
On his part, Ambassador De Riu, expressed readiness to intensify cooperation, and reiterated Italy's supportive position towards Kosovo.