Enver HoxhajFormer Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo
Kosovo has become an epistemological hub of discussing todays and tomorrows global challenges.
At the heart of Kosovos foreign affairs we have set practicing smart power as a strategic and pragmatic choice of implementing our foreign policy of recognition, international membership, and external consolidation of our statehood. While soft power entails the ability to influence the preferences of others to fulfill our intended goals, smart power is a more pragmatic idea, which is about making choices based on the available resources and capacities, and the likelihood for success. I congratulate Kosovos public diplomacy pioneers in delivering impressive results with limited resources in making a name for Kosovo through creative soft power.