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Nobelist Karman praised Kosovo’s state-building

Prishtina, 1 June 2016 – Nobelist from Yemen, Tawakkol Karman, who is participating in the 5th International Interfaith Conference “Interfaith Kosovo”, where it is discussed the role of women in countering extremism, held a lecture for the students of the Faculty of Philosophy in Public University “Hasan Prishtina.”

In the lecture titled “Peace and the need to counter terrorism in the Middle East,” nobelist Karman spoke about the Kosovo’s state-building challenges and its perspective.

She assessed positively progresses in Kosovo since after the war, mentioning democratic system established in the new state.
Nobelist Karman called for conservation of these values that may serve as roadmap to the world. Furthermore, she added that “it is not easy to emerge from the war and build a state. You have major and important tasks. Despite its diversity, Kosovo hopes and acts towards EU integration. And this is a major issue. I hope and believe that you will achieve this soon.” In her concluding speech, nobelist Karman stated that Kosovo’s students will be the future of Europe. 
Karman is co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, becoming the first person from Yemen and the first Arabian woman to win this prize. She is a journalist, politician and activist for human rights. Also, she is the leader of group “Women Journalists without Chains.” 

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