The President of Germany congratulates President Thaçi on the 12th anniversary of the Independence

Prishtina, February 14 – The President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, through a letter sent to President Thaçi has expressed his congratulations on the 12th anniversary of the Independence.

“Kosovo and Germany are bonded by good long-term relations”, President Steinmeier wrote in his letter, among others.

He further wrote that during these twelve years of its independence Kosovo has come a long way, but according to him, it still faces major tasks.

“In addition to this, it is crucial for Kosovo and the Western Balkans in general to make progress towards achieving a comprehensive agreement with Serbia, which contributes to the stability of the entire region. In this regard, Germany will remain a partner alongside Kosovo even in the future”, it is said in the letter of President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

This is the full letter of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier

 

Mr. President,

I congratulate You and the citizens of the Republic of Kosovo on the Anniversary of the Independence.

Kosovo and Germany are bonded by long-term relations. In these twelve years of its independence Kosovo has come a long way. And yet it still faces major tasks. Above all, sustainable reforms in the field of justice and rule of law are needed to strengthen Kosovo economically and bring it closer to the European Union. In addition to this, it is essential for Kosovo and the Western Balkans in general to make progress towards achieving a comprehensive agreement with Serbia, which contributes to the stability of the entire region. In this regard, Germany will continue to be a partner alongside Kosovo even in the future.

On behalf of all German citizens I wish you and all the citizens of Kosovo a future in peace, prosperity and freedom.

 

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

President of the Federal Republic of Germany