Today, the President of the country Vjosa Osmani held a meeting with the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, also Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde, with whom she talked about the role of the OSCE in Kosovo and further cooperation with this organization.
On this visit, Linde was also accompanied by Asa Regner, vice. Director of UN Women, as the focus of this visit was also the issue of empowerment of girls and women in the field of security and peace processes.
During this meeting, Osmani stressed his gratitude for the role that this organization played in Kosovo in the 1990s, through its observation mission, but also after the war in strengthening institutions.
She presented to Minister Linde the intention of the institutions to deepen relations with international institutions and organizations such as the OSCE.
“Our priority is the cooperation with international institutions and organizations, as well as the membership of our country in them as soon as possible, because in this way all the citizens of the country would benefit”, said Osmani, it is announced in the press release.
She asked Minister Linde that Sweden, as the leading country of the OSCE, should influence the advancement of Kosovo’s relations with this organization.
Furthermore, the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office presented to President Osmani the priorities that her country will follow during her time leading the organization.
The meeting also discussed strengthening security and peace, in particular women’s participation in security policies.
“The fact that the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo voted unanimously for the inclusion of the Istanbul Convention in the Constitution was highly praised. “By acting in this way, the parties stressed that Kosovo is presented as a country that clearly understands the importance of commitment to the prevention of violence against women and domestic violence, as well as the protection of victims,” the statement said.
Osmani also stressed that Kosovo needs support towards the implementation of this Convention, seeking to identify modalities of concrete cooperation in this regard.
“The parties praised Kosovo’s readiness to work closely with the OSCE and the UN Women in strengthening the role of women in public life, including security institutions,” the statement said. / Voice