Jahjaga requests establishment of official relations between NATO and Kosovo

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President of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga received NATO Supreme Commander (SACEUR), gen. Philip Breedlove where they discussed the latest developments in the country, including local elections, Kosovo – Serbia dialogue, as well as further development of infrastructure of security and integration of Kosovo to NATO.

Jahjaga said the NATO’s commander is present at the time when Kosovo and the region are in an important and sensitive stage for normalization of relations between the countries which need NATO’s further investment to provide security and create an environment that enables the integration of all communities in our country.

Kosovo president stressed that the country's institutions are focused to solve political issues to provide full integration of the country and establish rule of law throughout Kosovo, which is a condition for strengthening the stability and democratic functioning of Kosovo and pave the way for more rapid economic development.

The president requested from the international community to monitor implementation of agreements reached in the EU-facilitated dialogue between Republic of Kosovo and Republic of Serbia in Brussels and condition the two countries' progress towards EU integration with the success of implementation of the agreement.

Jahjaga asked NATO Supreme Commander to find modalities that will allow the establishment of official relations between NATO and Republic of Kosovo as a fulfillment of the vision of our country to realize achieve Euro-Atlantic integration and NATO membership.

On the other hand, SACEUR, gen. Breedlove underscored readiness of KFOR peacekeeping forces to continue their work in Kosovo to provide mutual success of the international community and Kosovo citizens. He commended president Jahjaga for Kosovo's efforts to integrate all communities in both social and institutional life and normalization of relations with neighboring countries.