President of the
, Mrs. Atifete
Jahjaga on Monday received Malik Amad Khan who personally handed her a letter
signed by President Asif Ali Zardari about the recognition of Kosovo. The
Special Envoy stated that the recognition has been accorded in support of the
aspirations of the people of Kosovo for independence. President of Kosovo expressed her gratitude
of Kosovo Pakistan
upon their recognition of independence and regarded this as an important step
towards the international consolidation of the country and its further
Prime Minister of Kosovo Mr. Hashim Thaçi also received the Special Envoy. He expressed his great appreciation for the recognition of Kosovo’s independence by
This will encourage Kosovo’s comprehensive cooperation with Pakistan,
advancing bilateral relations between the two countries. Both the leaders
discussed opportunities for collaboration between the two countries in the
economy, trade and education fields. Both agreed that there is a wide scope for
an enhanced institutional, cultural and social cooperation Kosovo and Pakistan.
In his meetings with other high profile Kosovan officials including President of the Assembly of Kosovo Mr. Jakup Krasniqi, Foreign Minister Mr. Enver Hoxhaj, Economy & Trade Ministers and business community, it was agreed to create necessary facilitative framework for promoting commercial relations including Free Trade Agreement and Agreement on Protection of Investment and Avoidance of Double Taxation.
Earlier, the Minister of State and the Kosovan Foreign Minister signed a joint communique for establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Mr. Muhammad Haroon Shaukat who has been concurrently accredited as Ambassador
to Kosovo also accompanied the Special Envoy.