A warmhearted reception by the Emir of Qatar

New York, 22 September 2010. – The President of Republic of Kosovo Dr. Fatmir Sejdiu and Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi had a meeting today with the Emir of Qatar, Sheik Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani.

At a friendly meeting, the leaders of the state of Republic of Kosovo updated Emir Al Thani on developments in our country, laying a special emphasis on the new reality that has been created following the unequivocal opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the declaration of Kosovo’s independence.

“The ICJ opinion and the resolution adopted at the UN General Assembly remove even the last dilemmas that any state may have had about the recognition of Republic of Kosovo”, President Sejdiu said, asking from Qatar to make the step, recognize Kosovo and join the countries that have done so, established diplomatic relations and boosted the cooperation with Kosovo on all fronts.

President Sejdiu and Prime Minister Thaçi thanked Emir Al Thani for the approach on the Republic of Kosovo that he has maintained, for having supported our country among the countries of the Gulf and for the cooperation between the two countries.

On his part, the Emir of Qatar Sheik Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani said that his country has followed developments in Kosovo carefully and that it will announce the decision on the recognition of Republic of Kosovo very soon.