The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora of the Republic of Kosovo, Mrs Donika Gërvalla, received on an official visit, in Prishtina, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia, Mr Gordan Grlić Radman, with whom she held a joint meeting and press conference.
Minister Gërvalla thanked her Croatian counterpart for the continuous assistance that Croatia has provided to Kosovo through all stages of state-building, emphasizing the excellent relations that the two countries have, friendship and bilateral cooperation in many areas.
She further informed the Croatian Minister about Kosovo's foreign policy priorities.
"The advancement in the Euro-Atlantic integration process remains essential for Kosovo. In this regard, the knowledge and experience of Croatia is very valuable to us and we are committed to deepen our cooperation and exchanges in this regard", said so Minister Gërvalla at the meeting.
The issue of pandemic management was also a topic of discussion, and Minister Gërvalla expressed gratitude on behalf of the Government and citizens of Kosovo for the donation of 10 thousand vaccines against Covid-19, which the Republic of Croatia will provide to Kosovo.
It was also discussed about the Kosovo's diaspora in Croatia, which was assessed as well integrated in Croatia. On this occasion, the Minister emphasized the need to further enhance cooperation in the economic, cultural and scientific fields between the two countries.
On the other hand, Croatian Minister Grlić Radman reconfirmed the Croatia's full support provided to Kosovo's European processes and agenda.
"Croatia is active in promoting Kosovo in the international arena and fully supports its Euro-Atlantic integration. We also support Kosovo's membership in international organizations", stressed Grlić Radman.
Furthermore, he expressed readiness to have regular cooperation between the two countries on various topics and to provide Croatia's support regarding the implementation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement for Kosovo.
The parties expressed their commitment to advance the bilateral agreements that are in process and related to customs cooperation, recognition of driver's licenses, transfer of convicted persons, mutual promotion and protection of investments, etc.