Good neighborly relations and regional cooperation represent an essential aspect of Kosovo’s process of moving towards the EU membership. Regional cooperation and good neighborly relations is a prerequisite for countries that aspire to join the European Union. Fostering closer relations between countries in the Western Balkans and Southeast Europe at-large means intensifying trade, encouraging free movement of people and ideas, and collaborating towards the overall pursuit of common objectives. Regional cooperation in areas of mutual interest lies in the program of many government streams, including MFA’s foreign policy priority and public diplomacy portfolio.
Kosovo is a member of several important regional initiatives where it contributes actively within their respective structures with the aim that the benefits of regional cooperation will ultimately reflect on the lives of its citizens.