President Thaçi is received at the House of Representatives of the Canadian Parliament, meets with Speaker Regan

Ottawa, Canada, November 22 – The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, was received today by the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Canada, Mr. Geoff Regan, with whom he discussed about the cooperation between Kosovo and Canada and the deepening of this cooperation, especially in the parliamentary field.

President Thaçi said that Kosovo is grateful for the support that Canada has given to Kosovo.

“It was touching to visit the military camp at Halifax where many Kosovar refugees arrived in 1999. But it was a pleasure to see that those children who had arrived as refugees are now professionals, artists, sportsmen, integrated into Canadian society”, stated President Thaçi.

“We also value Canada’s support for the post-war reconstruction of the country and now the support for the international consolidation of the state of Kosovo”, added President Thaçi.

Speaker Regan praised Kosovo for building a successful state, where human rights and diversity prevail, a common value of Canada and Kosovo.

“Twenty years ago, we have received you as refugees whereas now we are receiving you as a partner”, said Regan.

The President said that Kosovo and Canada should deepen cooperation, at parliamentary level, but also in other areas such as economy and security.