President Thaçi and EBRD President discuss economic development

Prishtina, 25 July 2016 – President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, received today a delegation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, led by the president of this organization, Suma Chakrabarti.

President Thaçi congratulated President Chakrabarti on his reelection as head of EBRD and expressed satisfaction for the continued good cooperation.

“I had the pleasure to cooperate with you as Prime Minister of Kosovo and Foreign Minister, and now I am pleased to continue this cooperation in my new post”, President Thaçi said.

Speaking about the work of the EBRD, President Thaçi said that “the EBRD has important projects for Kosovo” and added that about 50 projects are being implemented or have been implemented in Kosovo so far.

President Chakrabarti also congratulated President Thaçi on his election as President of the Republic of Kosovo and briefed him on EBRD’s commitment in Kosovo.

“It is time for a new development strategy. We will focus on support for the private sector, the energy efficiency sector, and on interconnectivity through investment in infrastructure, railways and roads”, President Chakrabarti said.

“Kosovo’s economy is growing continuously, despite the challenges”, President Chakrabarti stressed.

President Thaçi praised the EBRD’s support in the development of Kosovo and supported the drafting of the new development strategy.

“Your role in Kosovo is irreplaceable”, President Thaçi said.

“You will have my unreserved support as president”, he concluded.