The President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani met with the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, with whom he talked about the deepening of interstate cooperation.
Trudeau has congratulated Osman on his mandate to push forward many of the values that matter to Canada. He further stressed that the President's firm stance on democracy and anti-corruption, progressive views on either the environment or the empowerment of women, are areas in which Canada expects to work with Kosovo.
President Osmani has highlighted many areas in which new chapters of cooperation with Canada can be opened, from the field of defense and diplomacy to trade and education. According to her, Kosovo can benefit from the Canadian experience, especially in terms of involving women in decision-making.
During the meeting, Osmani thanked Prime Minister Trudeau for Canada's support to Kosovo at various times. In this context, President Osmani assessed the relations with Canada as excellent and mentioned that in this spirit during this visit he decorated the Canadian Armed Forces with the Presidential Military Medal for their contribution within the NATO forces, during intervention in Kosovo in 1999 and for their service in Kosovo for over two decades.
Osmani received the support of the Canadian Prime Minister for Kosovo's efforts for membership in international organizations and the recognition process, emphasizing that Kosovo's goal is integration into Euro-Atlantic structures. President Osmani stressed that Kosovo is implementing comprehensive reforms, which aim to strengthen law and order, but also to create a favorable environment for foreign investment and the creation of new jobs.
Speaking about the current situation in the region, Osmani stressed that the incentive discourse from Serbia, supported by the extension of Russian influence in the region, poses a potential risk of destabilization of the region and is contrary to Euro-Atlantic values.21Media