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Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kosovo)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Coat of arms of Kosovo.svg
Ministry overview
Formed3 March 2008
JurisdictionGovernment of Kosovo
HeadquartersNënë Tereza 10000
Pristina[1]
Minister responsible
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Albanian: Ministria e Punëve të Jashtme, Serbian: Министарство иностраних послова / Ministarstvo inostranih poslova[a]) is a department of the Government of Kosovo in charge of foreign relations and the admission of Kosovo into the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

Objectives

  • Development of good relations with all neighbours
  • Implementation of Ahtisaari's Package
  • Acceleration of the process of international recognition of an independent, sovereign Kosovo
  • Completion of the structure and full functioning of the Ministry
  • 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, 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 key organisations, international and regional financial institutions, according to certain priorities such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, etc. - jumpstarting Kosovo's accession to the UN, OSCE, NATO and EU.
  • Creation of the frame and environment for close cooperation with 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 for Kosovo

Mission statement

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

Kosovo Foreign Affairs Ministry’s mission is to formulate and implement Kosovo’s foreign policy, protect Kosovo interests vis-à-vis other countries and international organisations.

Its mission also is to represent Kosovo abroad, preserve and protect immunities and privileges of diplomatic missions , persons whom they belong to in accordance with international laws and conventions, develop and coordinate policies vis-à-vis other countries.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs promotes and protects Kosovo’s national cultural and economical policies.

— mfa-ks.net[2]

Senior officials

The senior officials in the ministry are as follows:

Official Rank
Donika Gërvalla-Schwarz Minister
Kreshnik Ahmeti Deputy Minister
Deputy Minister
Shkelzen Morina[3] Secretary General[4]
Delfin Pllana (Acting)[5] Director General

Officeholders

No Portrait Name Term start Term end Term Length Cabinet Party
Republic of Kosovo
1 Skënder hyseni.jpg Skënder Hyseni 3 March 2008 18 October 2010 2 years, 229 days Thaçi 1 LDK
Act. Vlora Çitaku 2.jpg Vlora Çitaku 18 October 2010 22 February 2011 127 days Thaçi 1 PDK
2 Enver Hoxhaj 2013.jpg Enver Hoxhaj[6] 22 February 2011 12 December 2014 3 years, 293 days Thaçi 2 PDK
3 Hashim Thaçi photo.jpg Hashim Thaçi 12 December 2014 7 April 2016 1 year, 117 days Mustafa PDK
Act. Petrit Selimi 7 April 2016 5 June 2016 59 days Mustafa PDK
4 Enver Hoxhaj 2013.jpg Enver Hoxhaj 5 June 2016 3 August 2017 1 year, 61 days Mustafa PDK
Act. Emanuel Demaj 10 August 2017 9 September 2017 37 days Mustafa PShDK
5 Bp2015.jpg Behgjet Pacolli 9 September 2017 3 February 2020 2 years, 147 days Haradinaj AKR
6 Glauk Konjufca.jpg Glauk Konjufca 3 February 2020 3 June 2020 121 days Kurti Vetëvendosje
7 2020 Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla (50436412377) (cropped).jpg Meliza Haradinaj 3 June 2020 9 March 2021 279 days Hoti AAK
Act. Besnik Tahiri 9 March 2021 22 March 2021 13 days Hoti AAK
8 Donika Gërvalla-Schwarz 22 March 2021 Current 78 days Kurti 2 Guxo

Notes

a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently (this note self-updates) recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

See also

References

  1. ^ Contact, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
  2. ^ "Mission" mfa-ks.net Link retrieved 16 March 2011
  3. ^ Biografia e Nagip Skënderit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo (in Albanian)
  4. ^ General Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
  5. ^ General Directory, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
  6. ^ "Composition of new cabinet government of the Republic of Kosovo, led by Prime Minister Hashim Thaci" Archived 2014-09-25 at the Wayback Machine kryeministri-ks.com 22 February 2011 Link retrieved 23 February 2011

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