Prishtina, 6 march 2019 – The Republic of Malta continues to stand alongside Kosovo on our European path, being one of the most supportive countries in the EU, both for visa liberalization and for Kosovo's EU integration. Malta has been and continues to be voiced in supporting Kosovo in every international organization and it is our voice where we cannot yet be.
The above was said the First Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Behgjet Pacolli, after the meeting held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with his counterpart from Malta, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, Carmelo Abela.
"Our two countries enjoy a sustainable partnership and a strong friendship. I am happy that today we exchanged the Official Notes to continue the Cooperation Framework between the two MFAs for another two years to further deepen our relations through political consultations, exchange of expertise on European integration; through cultural initiatives, in order for both our peoples to know each other better; training of new diplomats; activities in the promotion of trade investments etc., " said Kosovo top diplomat Pacolli.
"I am very happy, too, that today we have finalized the bilateral double taxation agreement. This Agreement will directly assist the opening of trade exchange routes between Kosovo and Malta and the Ministry that I lead will do its utmost to promote exchanges with Kosovar businesses and relevant state agencies," added the second top Government Official, Pacolli.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of Malta, Carmelo Abela is visiting the Republic of Kosovo upon the invitation of the First Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pacolli, whereas during his stay for several days in our country, he will also meet the leaders of the Institutions of the Republic of Kosovo.
Malta recognized the Republic of Kosovo several months after the country's Declaration of Independence, and since that time, several co-operation agreements have been signed and visits of the highest state levels have been exchanged.