Pristina, 30 September 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
Kosovo has been treated as a state during the UNO summit of world leaders against violent extremism, hosted by the US president, Barack Obama.
Kosovo was alongside UN member countries during the summit, although it’s still not a member of this organization.
Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa sat besides the Emir of Kuwait, Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Mustafa said that he’s happy with the activities held in this international summit.
“We have had several meetings which I think are very important. We have had meetings with Mogherini, a meeting with the Prime Minister of Luxembourg and with Norwegian officials. We have demanded support for Kosovo to become a member of UNESCO and Interpol”, Mustafa said.
Mustafa said that in the meetings with European representatives, he has asked for the advancement of the European agenda, which mainly relates to the Stabilization and Association Agreement and the process of the liberalization of visas.
Meanwhile, in the meetings with US senior officials, he has talked about the transformation of Kosovo Security Forces into the Armed Forces of Kosovo.
President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga has also held several meetings with world leaders in the framework of the activities of the UN General Assembly.
She has mainly focused on international recognition and Kosovo’s Euro Atlantic perspective.
“During the meetings held in the UNO, I have asked for support for Kosovo’s European perspective and accession of the country in international organizations, including UNESCO. I have also presented Kosovo’s achievements and the commitment of institutions to meet all the reforms in its path toward European integration”, Jahjaga declared.
Serbia sends a note of protest to the UNO
Russia has contested Kosovo’s presence as a state in the UNO meeting, while Serbia has sent a note of protest to this organization.
In cooperation with the Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, Serbia’s delegation at the UN has sent a note of protest to this organization for Kosovo’s participation as a state in the anti-terror summit held within the UN building.
UN officials have said that this has been a private meeting organized by USA and this is why Kosovo has been treated as a state. /ibna/