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France, a strong voice for Kosovo’s recognition and European integration

Paris, 31 May – The Republic of France will strongly support the international subjectivity of the state of Kosovo and will be a strong voice for the Republic of Kosovo on its path toward integration in the European Union.

France’s position was reconfirmed by the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs in the French Republic, Alain Juppé, during the meeting he held in Paris with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj.

In the meeting, they discussed deepening bilateral relations between France and Kosovo.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alain Juppé assured Minister Hoxhaj that France will continue to support and strongly promote Kosovo’s independence to the world.

“We supported recognition of Kosovo earlier and will continue to do so in the future”, said Juppé.

In addition, in the meeting they discussed cultivating strategic relations between France and the Republic of Kosovo, including the possibility of investment by French companies in Kosovo.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj, thanked Minister Juppé for the assistance France has given to Kosovo, before and since independence.

He sought France’s help in the process of visa liberalization, European integration, establishing contractual relations with the EU and finishing the process of recognition.

Minister Juppé assured Minister Hoxhaj that France will be a strong voice for Kosovo on its path toward the European Union.

During his visit to Paris, Minister Hoxhaj will meet with Ambassadors from states accredited to the Republic of France.

On Wednesday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj, will participate in a meeting of the Commission on Foreign Affairs at the French National Assembly.

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