Budapest, 4 February 2019 – In a protocol ceremony in the presidential palace, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to Hungary, Shpend Kallaba, handed over credentials to the President of the Republic of Hungary, János Áder.
On this occasion, the Ambassador Kallaba thanked the President Áder for his commitment and continuous support that the Hungarian people and state have given for state-building of Kosovo, appraising the excellent level of bilateral relations between the two countries.
On his side, the President of Hungary welcomed the Ambassador Kallaba to his diplomatic mandate.
In the following, Ambassador Kallaba informed the President Áder about the efforts of the Republic of Kosovo in advancing the Euro-Atlantic Agenda, with special emphasis on the commitment of Kosovo to be a factor of stability and contributor to the peace of the region.
Afterwards, the Ambassador Kallaba requested Hungary to remain a supporter of Kosovo in the process of visa liberalization by the EU, and in using Hungarian capacities and experiences on foreign direct investment in Kosovo.
The Ambassador Kallaba also requested the support of Hungary in the process of membership of the Republic of Kosovo into international organizations, with particular emphasis in the organizations of security, such the INTERPOL, which would contribute to prevention of negative phenomenon.
In this context, it was emphasized that the focus should remain on cooperation in the area of trade and economy and utilization of international initiatives and events that would take place in Budapest, as opportunity to be used in favour of Kosovo.
After presenting credentials in the Sándor Palace, the Ambassador Kallaba, in a formal ceremony of the Guard of Honour, put flower wreathes to the Monument of Martyrs at the Heroes’ Square.