Republic of Kosovo and Bulgaria celebrated the 10th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries

and to celebrate this anniversary the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Sofia has organized the event with the moto "10 Years of Friendship Kosovо-Bulgaria" on June 11, 2019. This important event was marked with the high level guests of the two countries. Concert and the reception was held with presence of the two Speakers of Parliaments Kosovo and Bulgaria, Ms. Tsveta Karayancheva and Mr. Kadri Veseli. Also present was Minister of Culture and Sports of Kosovo Mr. Kujtim Gashi and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affaris Ms. Emilia Kraleva.

Both Speakers in their speeches said that during these ten years of cooperation and friendship between the two countries bilateral relations have strengthened in all areas and that two countries enjoy excellent bilateral relations.

In her speech, Speaker of Bulgarian Parliament Ms. Karayancheva congratulated institutions and the Embassy of Kosovo for this event and reaffirmed the continuation of Bulgaria's support for Kosovo both in bilateral and multilateral relations. While, in his address Kosovo Parliament Speaker Mr. Kadri Veseli said that Bulgaria is a friendly country that has been helping Kosovo in all processes since 1999 and is among the first countries that recognized independce of Kosovo and is currently a powerful voice within the EU to promote region and Kosovo. "Today, 20 years since then, we are on the eve of the celebration of the most important day of Kosovo’s new history - Liberation Day, and I am very happy that I have the opportunity to be here physically and to thank you directly all the Bulgarian authorities who at that time gave their valuable contribution so that today we are a free country and with clear path towards the full integration into European Union and Nato. We are aware that your help and all of the allies were vital to Kosovo and its citizens."

In his welcoming speech to the guests, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo in Bulgaria Edon Cana said that this logo 10-year-old friendship symbolizes new framework of bilateral relations between the new state of Kosovo and Bulgaria but our friendship and relations are much older than this and they have always been on good terms between our people. Since the  establishment of diplomatic relations between Kosovo and Bulgaria Kosovo has received the unwavering support from Bulgaria for which we will be eternaly grateful.

In the ceremony of the 10th anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations was also marked with a concert of the well-known guitarist from Kosovo - Petrit Çeku, accompanied by the quartet "Sofia String Quartet".

The material was provided by the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in the Republic of Bulgaria.

Above: Mme Jeta Citaku Cana, Speaker of Kosovo Parliament Mr. Kadri Veseli, Speaker of Bulgarian Parliament Ms. Karayancheva, guitarist from Kosovo, Petrit Çeku and Ambassador of Kosovo H. E. Mr. Edon Cana