Kosovo cannot afford to lose its citizens, says president Jahjaga

Kosovo cannot afford to lose its citizens, says president Jahjaga

Pristina, February 6, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga has stayed today in Vushtrri, where she has started an awareness campaign with the aim of stopping illegal migration.

Jahjaga has been received in this meeting by the head of the commune of Vushtrri, Bajram Mulaku, to talk about issues of illegal migration, as this commune is regarded as the most affected one from this phenomenon.

The president called upon the citizens to talk to their families and friends and discourage them from leaving the country. She said that Kosovo is not like it used to be 15 years ago or even 7 years ago.

“Next week it’s the seventh anniversary of our independence. I’m with you. All these problems that you have, are also my problems. You don’t want to go, but stay here with us. It’s easy to go and leave Kosovo. It’s harder to stay here, but we will find a solution together”, declared Jahjaga, adding that Kosovo cannot afford to lose citizens.

Meanwhile, mayor of Vushtrri, Bajram Mulaku said that Kosovo benefits more if the EU repatriates those who have left.

“Here and throughout Kosovo, the situation is delicate, because we have a large number of people going to the West. However, I invite all of you to stay here, because we have remained in Kosovo even when they tried to displace us through the use of force”, said Mulaku. /ibna/