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Kosovo seeks various forms of cooperation with Latin America

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, in cooperation with the British Council in Kosovo and the embassies of Great Britain and Norway, has conducted research on several Latin American countries’ position towards Kosovo. Representatives from Brazil and Uruguay visited Kosovo last year to gain first-hand experience of the country, while the representative from Chile came to Kosovo for the first time this year. In a workshop held in Prishtina, attended by members of local-based think tanks, the Executive Director of the British Council, ArjetaEmra, opened the proceedings. She welcomed the participants by stressing this initiative was the joint work of stakeholders from members of all sectors of society who came together to draft of action plans for each country separately. She informed the guests about the commitment of the British Council and its partners to promote Kosovo in EU countries that have not recognised Kosovo ...

Faith and Foreign Policy Summer School wraps up first week

Prishtina, 12 August 2013 - The Summer Programme “Faith and Foreign Policy: Investigating the role of religion in Conflict and Post-conflict transformations”, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, the University of Prishtina, and implemented by the Balkan Institute, has wrapped up its first week.   After the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Enver Hoxhaj, opened the course, Dr. Ivo Banac, Dr. Obrad Savic and Ambassador Zamir Akram have lectured the students on diverse issues. Dr. Banac has given the students a deep understanding of the history of religion within the Balkan region, focusing on the changing natures of the Christian, Orthodox and Muslim states. His course has been complemented by Dr. Savic’s and Ambassador Akram’s courses on the importance of religion within state-building, with Dr. Savic addressing the theoretical issues and Ambassador Akram speaking on the practical issues surrounding religion in ...

Kosovo hosts innovative Summer Programme on Religion and Foreign policy

Pristina, 5th August, 2013 - The Tony Blair Faith Foundation and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Balkan Institute and the University of Pristina are launching a two-week Summer Programme on “Faith and Foreign policy: Investigating the role of religion in Conflict and Post-conflict transformations” between 5 and 17th August. The Programme welcomes 26 participants from 15 countries as far and wide as Morocco, China and Ukraine.Renowned experts will address a varied programme covering themes such as religion in the context of post conflict reconstruction and the role of religion, culture and identity in the Balkans. Speakers include Professor Miroslav Volf from Yale University, Professor Ivo Banac from Yale University and of Zagreb, Ambassador Zamir Akram, former Pakistani ambassador to the UN and lecturer at the Geneva school of diplomacy, and professor Obrad Savic, University of Singidunum, Belgrade. The programme will include a weekend trip to Prizren to visit ...

Selimi: MFA drives forward its public and digital diplomacy agenda

Prishtina, July 30, 2013 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Petrit Selimi, gave a lecture today to international and local students of Prishtina Summer University on public and digital diplomacy.   During the lecture, Deputy Minister Selimi set out the MFA’s strong commitment to and concrete results in the public diplomacy area, with special emphasis on the successful implementation of digital diplomacy. Selimi spoke about concrete projects as well as several specific achievements and important international appraisals given to Kosovo’s Foreign Policy in this regard. He underscored the fact the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Enver Hoxhaj, was recently ranked among the world’s 50 most active foreign ministers on Twitter – Twidiplomacy list of “Top 50 Best Connected World Leaders”. Selimi also emphasized Kosovo’s Digital Diplomacy Strategy, citing the fact that it has been ranked by the prestigious Turkish journal ...

Thaçi: Kosovo and the region still need the U.S.

Washington, February 4 2015 - The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, in the framework of his official visit to the United States, today held a lecture at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC to an audience made up of students, professors and former U.S. government officials.   During his lecture, Thaçi spoke about the achievements and challenges of Kosovo and its aspiration to join NATO and the EU, but always maintain the special relationship with the U.S. According to him, the U.S. continued support remains important to both Kosovo and the region. Thaçi stressed that the EU and NATO are delayed in bringing Kosovo and the region closer and this allows for the negative influence of Russia and ISIS in the region. "The ...

Deputy Prime Minister Thaçi receives season greetings from President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry

Prishtina, 26 January 2014 – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hashim Thaçi, on Monday received New Year’s greetings for 2015, from President Barack Obama and his family and also from the Secretary of State, John Kerry.   “With pleasure I received New Year’s greetings for 2015 from President Obama and his family and also Secretary of State Kerry.  Supporting words to me and our state are the confirmation of friendship and crucial support that Kosovo receives from the United States of America, but also a responsibility for us to remain faithful and commited to this friendship and support”, said Deputy Prime Minister Thaçi on this occasion.