President Thaçi in Croatia: The visit, a confirmation of the excellent relations

Zagreb, June 01 – The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, was received today with the highest state honors by the President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, where he is on an official bilateral visit.

At the meeting with President Grabar-Kitarović, President Thaçi has stated that Kosovo and Croatia continue to have excellent bilateral relations, expressing gratitude for Croatia’s continued support, in the days of war for freedom and equality, at the time of state building as well as now at the time of the consolidation of the state.

“I am happy that our governments are close to finalizing the Strategic Partnership Agreement between our two countries. This will pave the way not only for the deepening of cooperation, but also for the coordination of our actions in bilateral relations, within the regional and international developments”, stressed President Thaçi.

President Thaçi expressed gratitude for Croatia’s support for Kosovo in international forums, whether be it in NATO when it comes to the transformation of the Kosovo Security Force into the Armed Forces of Kosovo, either at the Brdo-Brione Summit or other international forums.

At the meeting there were also discussed about the respective communities, which according to President Thaçi “are the linking bridges between Kosovo and Croatia”.

On the other hand, the President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, said that Croatia will continue to support the Republic of Kosovo in the international arena and the commitment to achieve lasting peace in the Balkan region.