Brussels, 22 February 2018 - The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Ms. Rejhan Vuniqi, has called for increased dynamics and increased efforts by the European Parliament to ensure the recognition by the five remaining EU member states and membership of the country in the regional and international organizations.
This request of Deputy Minister Vuniqi was presented in the debate "Kosovo before and ten years after" which was organized by the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Party and the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Brussels.
“Over the past decade, with the support of our friends, including the European Parliament, Kosovo has been recognized by the vast majority of free countries and we have become members of many Regional and International Organizations. Let me express our gratitude to you and the ex-Rapporteur, Ulrike Lunacek, for calling for recognition and membership of Kosovo in International Organizations in every Resolution on Kosovo ... We will continue our work in lobbying for more recognitions and I would like to take this opportunity to seek for your support for advancing our position, in particular with the five remaining countries of the European Union that have not recognized our state and the membership in regional and international organizations, "Vuniqi said, underlining that" Kosovo's participation in regional and international organizations is vital to the stability, security and development of Kosovo, the Western Balkans and even Europe”.
Further, in her speech, Vuniqi presented the overall achievements that the Republic of Kosovo has achieved within this decade, the challenges it has faced on the state-building path, as well as the aggressive campaign and the on-going obstacles of Serbia towards the existence of the state of Kosovo.
This debate was attended by members of the European Parliament, the European Commission, Civil Society and the Media.