President Stevo Pendarovski received today the letters of credence of the newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to the Republic of North Macedonia, Florian Qehaja.
At the ceremony, President Pendarovski welcomed Ambassador Qehaja and expressed his expectation that his professional engagement will contribute to the enrichment of bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries.
“I would like to assure you that we especially appreciate the commitment and interest for cooperation in the field of Euro-integration processes and the implementation of European aspirations for full membership in the European Union, as strategic priorities of our two countries. I assure you that North Macedonia will always be available and ready to provide assistance in your engagements in the integration process of your country, as well as for other developments in foreign policy, especially in the area of promoting regional cooperation”, President Pendarovski said in the welcome address and also expressed readiness to intensify economic cooperation with Kosovo.
Ambassador Qehaja stressed that he will be fully committed to further deepening relations between Kosovo and North Macedonia, especially to the promotion of trade.
“Both our countries face challenges in achieving the goal of becoming an EU member, for various reasons, regardless of the occasional fatigue as a result of the long process, but we will not be discouraged”, the newly appointed Kosovo Ambassador said.
Thanking for the support from our country so far, Qehaja pointed out that Kosovo will expect increased support in the future to meet the strategic goals regarding membership in international organizations.
“We will especially need the loud and strong public support of the Republic of Nort Macedonia for our efforts to become a member of the Council of Europe, as well as in our ambition to become part of the Partnership for Peace and later NATO”, the Ambassador said in his address.
Qehaja stressed that he will be actively engaged in increasing bilateral security cooperation and strengthening trust in order to minimize common security risks and threats.