Çitaku: Rita Ora has penetrated even where as diplomacy we have found it impossible
The former ambassador of Kosovo to the United States of America, Vlora Çitaku, reacted after the appearance of the singer Rita Ora in Hungary with the flag of Serbia on stage.
Çitaku said that the singer of Kosovar origin is one of the artists who has done a lot to promote Kosovo, even where diplomacy has been impossible.
"Rita has not missed any opportunity to promote Kosovo. To tell our story. In each interview and presentation, he spoke about us. For the roots of the family where he comes from. Thank you Rita", she wrote on Facebook.
There were also reactions in defense of the singer from civil society and local artists.
Ehat Miftaraj, director of the Kosovo Institute for Justice, said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo and the entire diplomatic corps from 2019 onwards have not been able to promote Kosovo and Albania more than Rita Ora and Dua Lipa through the stage.
"During the concert, Rita Ora had to stop the performance, make a geo-strategic analysis of which flag she is holding, and make a political speech at the concert, then continue the performance. The MFA and the entire diplomatic corps of Kosovo from 2019 onwards together have promoted Kosovo and Albania more than Rita Ora and Dua Lipa alone", he wrote.
While the actor Fatmir Spahiu said that Rita Ora is a great artist who cannot recognize the flags of small countries.
"Her reaction when she sees a compatriot in a talent show in Australia is equivalent to the goals of Shaqiri and Xhaka against Serbia", he said.
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