Speech of the President Atifete Jahjaga at the charitable concert, organized under the patronage of the Madam President and KFOR Commander

Tonight, as we did one year ago, we are gathered to attend this charity concert, because we believe that through our generosity, we may improve the lives of citizens who face challenges, who have less opportunities than others, but who are an inseparable part of our society.

Honourable KFOR Peace keeping force in Kosovo, General Volker-Halbauer,
Honourable Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Peter Blomeyer,
Honourable Representatives of the institutions of the Republic of Kosovo,
Honourable Representatives of the Diplomatic Missions accredited in the Republic of Kosovo,
Honourable participants,
Citizens of the Republic of Kosovo;

Tonight, as we did one year ago, we are gathered to attend this charity concert, because we believe that through our generosity, we may improve the lives of citizens who face challenges, who have less opportunities than others, but who are an inseparable part of our society.

We are gathered here, aware that we can change and improve their reality.

We are all members of the Kosovar society and we have the responsibility to help and support one another, to contribute in creating opportunities for a dignified life for everyone, we have the responsibility to create a society of equal opportunities.

We have this power and we do this opportunity to stand by each member of this grand Kosovar family.

On this special night, at this charity concert, we have all put upon us the gown of the civic dedication and we are firmly demonstrating the responsibility we feel and we are taking towards each other. Responsibility that carries in itself the power to improve lives of people.

I thank you and congratulate you on your civic mission.

Last year we made possible, through donations, the change the reality for a part of our society who were faced by one of the major challenges of the century - cancer. We offered the opportunity for access to medical services and necessary treatment- we were able to help change lives.

This gave us the will to continue our dedication to offer more solidarity to each other and to turn this event into an annual tradition, where we all gather, representatives of all strata of our society, united with once voice for the people who need us.

I strongly believe that this year as well, with the help of your donations, we will be able to continue to help the women facing cancer, and offer them the necessary services, and offer to those who are our future, to our children, all the opportunities they lack in order not allow them to leave school.

We live in the same society, we share the fates of each other and hence we are responsible towards each other.

I thank all of you for your contributions and for the civic responsibility you are showing.