Kurti: Ireland continues to support Kosovo

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During his stay in Ireland, Prime Minister Albin Kurti was received by his counterpart Leo Varadkar. He thanked the Irish Prime Minister for his active support to Kosovo, in the European integration process and in its membership in the Council of Europe.

Support for Kosovo in the integration process and economic cooperation was among the main topics of discussion in the meeting that the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, had in Dublin with his Irish counterpart, Leo Varadkar.

"The central topics in this second bilateral meeting, after the one in Pristina, in January of this year, were bilateral relations, cooperation in the field of economy, trade and technology, and regional developments. Together they discussed the possibilities of their deepening in all areas of common interest", says the announcement of the Prime Minister's Office.

In the meeting, Kurti is said to have thanked Varadkari for Ireland's vocal and continuous support to Kosovo.

"Prime Minister Kurti informed the Irish Prime Minister Varadkar about the latest developments in the country, the progress made so far and the offer that Kosovo presents for investments by Irish companies, with an emphasis on the technology sector. He thanked Prime Minister Varadkar for actively supporting Kosovo in the process of European integration and its membership in the Council of Europe".

Before this meeting, Kurti met with the Minister of State for European Affairs, Peter Burke.

"Bilateral relations, European integration and membership in the Council of Europe were the main topics of the meeting", says the announcement of the Prime Minister's Office. "He spoke especially about the democratic reforms during the government so far, the results of which have been supported by the reports of important and reliable international organizations, and about the Government's objectives for the year 2024 in the context of European integrations".

In the meeting, according to the announcement, special emphasis was given to the request for the removal of EU measures against Kosovo and the opportunity that the EU Growth Plan presents for each of the six countries of the Western Balkans.

Kurti started his stay in Dublin with a visit to Dublin City University, where he was received by the president of this institution, Daire Keogh, the vice president for Research, John Doyle, the Executive Director for External Engagement, Laura Mahoney, the Associate Dean for Research at this university, Gëzim Visoka, as well as representatives from the Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction (IICRR).

Earlier during his first official visit to Ireland, Kurti also met a part of the Albanian diaspora.

"Prime Minister Kurti emphasized that our diaspora are our best ambassadors, who represent what Kosovo represents, its unique values ​​and hard work. The programs, plans and objectives of the Government, which aim to return our brains and compatriots to the homeland, were discussed in detail.

Diaspora has said that Kurti has contributed and continues to contribute to Kosovo, therefore, according to him, the Government has an obligation to place him in a more favorable position.