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Minister of Foreign Affairs Pacolli: New digital ambassadors are promoting the Kosovo image around the world, added around 600 articles, pages and categories and made around 5000 edits

Prishtina, 11 February 2018 – Kosovo opponents left no stone unturned to create a negative narration and image for our country around the world, but this will not be tolerated anymore. We will create and promote a true narration of Kosovo, the way it is; beautiful, rich and new.

This is the statement of First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic, Mr. Behgjet Pacolli, in the conclusion of the workshop of young wikipedians, who gathered for two subsequent weekends in order to enrich the content of free encyclopaedia Wikipedia on the occasion of tenth anniversary of Kosovo independence.

“It was a very special feeling to visit young wikipendians, who, on the occasion of tenth anniversary of independence, enriched the content of Wikipedia for two subsequent weekends about Kosovo with around 600 articles, pages and categories and made around 5000 edits. They are digital ambassadors of our country. They are promoting the image of Kosovo in foreign relations. I also thank the Swiss Ambassador to Kosovo, Jean Hubert Lebet, who joined us in this important event and also professional wikipedians from Albania, Macedonia and Europe, who found time to provide a very important contribution for our country. Ministry will continue to support such initiatives even in the future.” stated Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pacolli.

This activity has been organized on the occasion of marking the jubilee year of 10th anniversary of Kosovo independence and was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Such activities are aimed to be organized even in other municipalities of Kosovo and involve new and creative volunteers.

Thanks to the great work of young wikipedians, the encyclopaedia in Albania language managed to be ranked in a place higher than the one it was last week, namely from 71st place to 70th.  

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