Pristina, April 9, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
On the occasion of the 6th anniversary of the approval of the Constitution of Kosovo, deputy prime minister and minister of Justice, Hajredin Kuci has hosted a solemn ceremony in the National Library of Kosovo.
Present in the ceremony were speaker of parliament, Jakup Krasniqi, chief judge of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo, Enver Hasani, minister of Justice, Hajredin Kuci, prime minister Hashim Thaci and the president of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga.
Present in this ceremony was also the prime minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci who said that the government has managed to extend the functional foundations of the democratic state in all of its territory.
“6 years ago, parliament ratified the Constitution and April 9 is the most important day after independence. The government has managed to extend the foundations of the functional democratic state in all of its territory”, said Thaci.
He said that authorities have created an administration which cares for the state and the state cares for it.
“As an obligation to the first chapter of the Constitution, we have managed to exert sovereignty and territorial integrity thus guaranteeing this sovereignty with out police officers including all our borders, including Jarina and Brnjak”, declared Thaci.
Prime minister Thaci also praised the fact that the security of the country has been consolidated. “It’s been decided for Kosovo’s Security Force to be transformed into Armed Forces of Kosovo. The hours to come will decide the amendments needed to replace KSF with AFK”, said Thaci.
Meanwhile, on the 6th anniversary of the Constitution, president of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga said that the approval of the Constitution is a historical act for the Republic of Kosovo.
“Republic of Kosovo today as close to the European integration and we’re ready for the rule of law”, said Jahjaga.
Speaker of parliament, Jakup Krasniqi said that the first Constitution of Kosovo established a constitutional order based on the principles of freedom, peace, democracy, equality, respect of human rights and rule of law.
“In its Constitution, Kosovo determined the sovereignty of the people, political system, democratic system, economy of the market, political pluralism, free and fair elections, parliamentary democracy and rule of law”.
“Independence gave us Constitution, but Constitution must be the guarantee of the Independence of sovereignty, territorial integrity of the country and democratic and legal order”, said Krasniqi.
Meanwhile, chief judge of the Constitutional Court, Enver Hasani said that with its Constitution, Kosovo decided to choose the path of constitutional democracy, of a format which sanctions the division of powers, rule of law and respect of human rights and freedoms.
He said that these basic qualities make the Constitution of Kosovo one of Constitutions with the highest European standards.
Minister of Justice, Hajredin Kuci said that he considers Constitution Day as a special day, not only due to the fact that it’s the highest legal act in the country, but an act which set the foundations of the functioning of the modern state of Kosovo. /ibna/