Des Moines/Iowa, 11 January 2018 – First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Behgjet Pacolli, in the framework of his visit to the United States of America, respectively to the state of Iowa, was hosted in separate meetings by the highest leaders of this state, universities and vocational schools, while having received special recognition for his visit from the House of Representatives.
The head of Kosovo Diplomacy was initially hosted by Iowa's International Relations Committee, and thereafter by the Governor of this state, Kim Reynolds, Secretary of State, Paul Pate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Linda Upmeyer and Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey.
In all of these meetings, the excellent relations between the two states - Kosovo and Iowa - were appreciated, with the commitments expressed by both parties for further deepening of these relations.
“We talked about bilateral relations between the two states, joint plans in the field of economy, education, agriculture and some strategic actions in the interest of the Republic of Kosovo and our citizens. There are many opportunities ahead and full of untapped potentials. I want to see multinational companies like John Deer or Pionner in Kosovo too. Iowa should serve as a model for Kosovo in the agricultural sector. It is the most known state in the USA for modernization and productivity in agriculture. We should take as an example their experience in agriculture. We expect investments and greater presence of companies from Iowa to Kosovo, which would affect in the modernization and productivity of the agricultural sector in our country. We need to further deepen the cooperation in the field of education”, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pacolli.
During his first visit to this state, Foreign Minister Pacolli visited and held speeches at the most popular and professional universities and schools of this state. Special recognition was given to the Kosovo's top diplomat Pacolli in the framework of the proceedings of the House of Representatives of this state.