Governor General of Canada Julie Payette congratulates President Thaçi on the tenth anniversary of Kosovo’s independence

Prishtina, February 16, 2018 – The Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette has sent a letter of congratulations to the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, on the tenth anniversary of Kosovo’s independence.

The full letter:


On behalf of all Canadians, I would like to thank you for your kind invitation. Kosovo’s 10th anniversary of independence is an opportunity to celebrate all the accomplishments your people have made in the last decade.

I regret that I will not be able to join you on February 18, owing to an already full schedule; however, a Canadian representative will be present to convey the importance of our relationship, built on shared values and common interests.

I wish you and all of the citizens of Kosovo the very best as you mark this auspicious day.

Yours sincerely,

Julie Payette