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Frymëzim Isufaj

What do you do, where are you based?

As a diplomat at the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Washington DC, I mostly deal with economic  and  political  affairs.  My  main  duties  include  strengthening  and  promoting economic  cooperation  between  Kosovo  and the United  States. My  attributes  also  include maintaining  and  enhancing  close  and special relations  with US  Congress, which  is  a  great responsibility and honour.

What is the most you like about the job you do?

Being a representative of a new born country, serving at the most important capital of the world and working closely with our biggest allies in further strengthening Kosovo’s position in  international  community  is  a pronounced satisfaction  and privilege. Moreover, being in this environment in Washington DC, has also enabled my interest to gain broader knowledge and experience of how global development truly functions. In doing so, living and working as a diplomat also gives me a vast gratification in meeting huge diversity of people and from all over the world.

What is the best thing about the city you live in?

Washington  DC  is  a  career‐driven  place  with  a  lot  of  lawyers,  consultants,  congressional staffers,  and  lobbyists.  Hence,  events  range  from  intense  agenda  of  daily  meetings,  to witnessing the Cherry Blossoms bloom along the National Mall, to a stroll beside the White House, and happy hour at the Waterfront in Georgetown. It is a clean and orderly District, where everything is in its place. The best thing about living in DC is that weekends can be filled with activities, such as exploring new exhibitions across a vast variety of museums in arts and science, kayaking on the Potomac River, enjoying walks across an incredible amount of greenspace with superb views, visiting memorial sights that depict the great history of the country, and grabbing a bit at some amazing food trucks.