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Kosovo and Thailand will strengthen cooperation in all fields

Bangkok, 6 May 2012 – On the second day of his visit to Thailand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj, held many meetings with representatives of the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand, civil society and also many diplomats and representatives of states that have not yet recognized Kosovo’s independence.

Minister Hoxhaj held a special meeting with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, Jullapong Nonsrichai.

Minister Hoxhaj emphasized the importance of recognition of Kosovo’s independence by the Kingdom of Thailand and other Asian states.

“The process of recognition of the Republic of Kosovo is irreversible. By recognizing Kosovo, the Kingdom of Thailand and other Asian states, would be contributing to peace, stability and security in the Balkans and in Europe,” he added.

Deputy Minister Nonsrichai assured Minister Hoxhaj that the two countries would establish diplomatic relations very soon.

In the meeting, they discussed fields of cooperation between the two ministers and Government, in the future.

Minister Hoxhaj held another meeting with representatives of civil society, media representatives, ambassadors and other personalities of political and public life in Thailand.

Minister Hoxhaj informed them about developments in Kosovo, state-building and Kosovo’s efforts to conclude the process of recognizing independence.

Minister Hoxhaj also talked about the many opportunities the Republic of Kosovo offers for foreign investment.

“The Republic of Kosovo has very favorable fiscal policies for foreign investment, we have a modern legal infrastructure, we have the youngest population in Europe, which is a qualified workforce”, said Hoxhaj, calling on Thai investors to invest in the Republic of Kosovo.

They assured Minister Hoxhaj that they would encourage bilateral economic, educational and cultural cooperation between the Republic of Kosovo and the Kingdom of Thailand. In conclusion, Hoxhaj invited them to visit the Republic of Kosovo.

The day before, in a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, Surapong Tovichakchaikul, Minister Hoxhaj submitted an official request for recognition of Kosovo’s independence by the Kingdom of Thailand.

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