President Sejdiu and Prime Minister Thaçi meet numerous state leaders at a meeting at the Clinton Global Initiative Foundation

New York, 21 September 2010. – The President of Republic of Kosovo Dr. Fatmir Sejdiu is resuming his visit to the United States, carrying out a series of activities and holding meetings with state leaders attending the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Following the lecture at the Harvard University yesterday, which attracted the attention of a large audience, President Sejdiu attended today a meeting at the Clinton Global Initiative Foundation in New York, in the company of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi.

On this occasion, President Sejdiu met the former President of the United States and Albanians and Kosovo’s great friend Bill Clinton and the former US Secretary of State Mrs. Madeleine Albright, with whom he talked latest developments in Kosovo.

Dozens of state leaders, with many of whom President Sejdiu and Prime Minister Thaçi held friendly meetings, attended the meeting.

On this occasion, President Sejdiu underscored that a new reality has been created in the Republic of Kosovo, especially on the wake of unequivocal opinion of the International Court of Justice and resolution adopted at the UN General Assembly last week.

During the meetings with leaders of states that have recognized the Republic of Kosovo, President Sejdiu apprised them of developments in our country, progress made in all fields in the domestic arena and efforts that institutions of Republic of Kosovo are making to ensure new recognitions and a speedy accession of our country to international institutions.

He also asked them to urge their friend states into recognizing the Republic of Kosovo as soon as possible.

On the other hand, President Sejdiu reminded the leaders of the states that have not yet recognized the Republic of Kosovo, the youngest state in the world, that Kosovo has now reached a new and major momentum in terms of its development. He pointed out that, by way of its clear opinion on the declaration of independence of Kosovo, the International Court of Justice has confirmed that Kosovo is a special case and that there its was particular circumstances that have contributed to the declaration of independence.

He said that the ICJ opinion removes all the dilemmas that certain states may have had about recognizing the Republic of Kosovo.

President Bill Klinton established the Clinton Global Initiative in 2005. Building on his own experience, President Klinton established the initiative to reflect the belief that collaboration is needed to confront world’s most pressing challenges.