National Day Message by Mr. Agron Smakiqi, Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the Republic of Kosovo to the Republic of Bulgaria

Dear friends of the Republic of Kosovo in Bulgaria!

This year, due to the pandemic situation, we cannot celebrate Kosovo National Day (February 17th) as usually, with a traditional reception with our friends: representatives of Bulgarian Authorities, members of the diplomatic corps in Bulgaria, journalists and all of the friends of Kosovo that are a part of the Bulgarian society.

But through this address in the "Diplomatic Spectrum" Magazine I want to emphasize that Bulgaria and Kosovo are friendly countries and share European and Euro-Atlantic values. Bulgarian support for Kosovo is a tradition and on behalf of the institutions of our country I would like to thank everyone of the Bulgarian institutions for their contribution.

Throughout our history, our peoples have maintained good relations and today we can say that we are one of the few countries in Southeast Europe that have no open political issues. In the future, we will focus our efforts on strengthening the economic and cultural relations between our countries.

We would like to thank once again the Bulgarian Authorities  for their ongoing assistance in bilateral relations and multilateral forums.

Happy National Day of the Republic of Kosovo! Happy 13th Anniversary of the Independence!

Happy and healthy 2021 to all!

Picture /from left to right/: Mr. Agron Smakiqi, Chargé d’Affaires a. i., Mr. Bekim Misini, Second Secretary, Mrs. Arjenta Dimo, Executive Assistant, Mr. Bujar Deskaj, First Secretary