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Minister Hoxhaj in East Timor; asks for recognition from this state

East Timor, Dili, September 15, 2012 – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj launched today his official two-day visit in East Timor on the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of this country, Jose Luis Guterres
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On the first day of the visit, Minister Hoxhaj was received in a bilateral meeting from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of East Timor, Jose Luis Guterres.

At this meeting, Minister Hoxhaj officially asked from East Timor to fully recognize the Republic of Kosovo.

In the geographical view, Kosovo and East Timor are far from each other, but we share the memory of repression and massive abuses of human rights from foreign regimes and the glory of our nations for freedom. Therefore, recognition by Timor would be another appreciation and respect for the dignity of the victims,” stated Minister Hoxhaj during this meeting.

On behalf of the citizens and of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, Minister Hoxhaj thanked Minister Guterres for the invitation ad the warm reception.

“I am hopeful that this visit is a new chapter in the collaboration between our two countries. It is fortunate for our nations that the beginning of the 21st century found our two countries as independent, sovereign and democratic and prospering as members of the world of free countries”, underlines Minister Hoxhaj.

On the other hand, East Timor Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jose Luis Guterres stated that he is honoured with the visit of Minister Hoxhaj and which is taking place on the 10th anniversary of East Timor.

“Your nation was always in our hearts. That is also why the recognition of the Republic of Kosovo, beyond a formal act, is an obligation which stems from our heart”, underlined at this meeting Minister Jose Luis Guterres.

Both Minister have discussed the possibility of collaboration in many fields in order that the two countries may further deepen their relations. 

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