THE ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO CONFERS AWARDS UPON A NUMBER OF RENOWN PERSONALITIES OF THE ALBANIAN NATION

At a solemn ceremony held at the Assembly of Kosovo, the Acting President of the Republic of Kosovo Dr. Jakup Krasniqi conferred decorations upon a number of renowned personalities of the Albanian Nation.

“The National Day, the Flag Day, Albania’s Independence Day, the Kosovo Liberation Army Day and the Birthday of the Legendary Commander is approaching and we consider that this is a freedom day, an independence day, a celebration for the dignity of Albanians, a manifold  feast; a feast that has always brought a feeling of freedom, dignity and prosperity to the Albanian nation”, Mr. Krasniqi said speaking on the occasion of his decisions to award the decorations, based on the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo, namely its articles 90 and 84, item 28, and Regulation on Decorations, Orders and Honorary Titles and award procedures thereto.

Further, the Acting President of the Republic of Kosovo Dr. Jakup Krasniqi explained grounds for awarding decorations respectively and handed them over to awardees present or their family members.

Speaking of the Hero of Kosovo Award conferred upon Adem Demaçi, Mr. Krasniqi said that they were awarding a special decoration. “We consider that the ideator of the national movement for unification and liberation of Kosovo, the man who inspired and mobilized entire generations to fight for freedom with his life and engagement, deserves the title alive”, he said.

On the other hand, speaking of the Medal of Freedom awarded to the former President of Albania Rexhep Mejdani, Mr. Krasniqi said that he has done a lot for the people of Kosovo during the wartime in Kosovo. “I chose to award the Medal of Freedom to President Mejdani and I believe that, hereby, we are honoring and respecting the contribution that Albania has provided for the freedom of Kosovo”, the Acting President of the Republic of Kosovo Dr. Jakup Krasniqi said.

Below we are presenting the list of awardees:

HERO OF KOSOVO AWARD

ADEM JASHARI AWARD

MEDAL OF FREEDOM

MERITED ARTIST AWARD

MERITED TEACHER AWARD