Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kosovo)

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Republic of Kosovo
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministria e Punëve të Jashtme (in Albanian)
Ministarstvo Inostranih Poslova (in Serbian)
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Coat of Arms of Kosovo
Ministry overview
Formed 3 March 2008
Jurisdiction Government of Kosovo
Headquarters Government Building, Str. "Nënë Tereza" 10000, Pristina[1]
Minister responsible Enver Hoxhaj (PDK), Minister of Foreign Affairs
Website www.mfa-ks.net
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Albanian: Ministria e Punëve të Jashtme; Serbo-Croat: Ministarstvo Inostranih Poslova, Министарство Иностраних Послова) of Kosovo[a] is the ministry in the Government of Kosovo which is in charge of foreign relations and admission of Kosovo into the European Union.

Senior officials[edit]

The senior officials in the ministry are as follows:

Official Rank
Enver Hoxhaj[2] Minister
Petrit Selimi[3] Deputy Minister
Nagip Skënderi[4] Secretary General[5]
Sami Ukelli[6] Director General

Foreign Ministers[edit]

No. Portrait Name Term start Term end Cabinet Party
Republic of Kosovo
1 Skender Hyseni at the Pentagon 2008.jpg Skënder Hyseni 3 March 2008 18 October 2010 Thaçi 1 LDK
Acting Vlora Çitaku.jpg Vlora Çitaku 18 October 2010 22 February 2011 Thaçi 1 PDK
2 Enver Hoxhaj 2013.jpg Enver Hoxhaj[7] 22 February 2011 current Thaçi 2 PDK

Objectives[edit]

New MFA Office Building in central Prishtina
  • Development of good relations with all neighbours
  • Implementation of President Ahtisaari’s Package
  • Acceleration of the process of international recognition of independent and sovereign state of Kosovo
  • Completion of the structure and full functionalising of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
  • Setting up of diplomatic services, embassies and consular units at the main centres and organisations in the world, according to the priorities set out by the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, and in compliance with the Law on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diplomatic Services of Kosovo, based on the decisions and coordination between the President, Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Assembly
  • Full membership of the country in the key organisations, international and regional financial institutions, according to the priorities such as International Monetary Fund, World Bank, etc. The process of diplomatic campaign will urgently start for Kosovo’s accession in the UN, OSCE, EC. Being fully aware that the accomplishment of these objectives will be a highly complex task and will require time and special resources, the MFA will mobilise all its potentials to putting into life these tasks
  • Creation of the frame and environment for close cooperation with the neighbouring countries, and at the regional level, in the areas of reciprocal interests
  • Promotion of political and economical interests of the Government of Republic of Kosovo;
  • Attraction of foreign investments
  • Protection of Kosovo citizens’ interests abroad
  • Affirmation of a distinguishable identity of Kosovo

Mission Statement[edit]

The following is the mission statement for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo:

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes:

a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References:

  1. ^ Contact, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
  2. ^ Biography, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
  3. ^ Petrit Selimi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
  4. ^ Biografia e Nagip Skënderit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo (in Albanian)
  5. ^ General Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
  6. ^ General Directory, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
  7. ^ "Composition of new cabinet government of the Republic of Kosovo, led by Prime Minister Hashim Thaci" kryeministri-ks.com 22 February 2011 Link retrieved 23 February 2011
  8. ^ "Mission" mfa-ks.net Link retrieved 16 March 2011

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