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Kosovo’s Chairmanship over SEECP begins today

PRISTINA – The main priorities of Kosovo’s one-year Chairmanship over the South-East European Cooperation Process will be the promotion of culture and young artists, cultural heritage and the positive development in the energy sector.

These aims were outlined by Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli at today’s meeting with ambassadors to Kosovo, Radio Free Europe reports.

“Stopping brain drain and increasing youth mobility with the region as well with the EU, is a key priority during the SEECP Chairmanship. We have already taken measures to address this issue at national level. But I believe that success would be greater if we unite our forces and strive to find out a solution”, said Pacolli.

Kosovo’s Chairmanship begins today, following the annual summit of the regional leaders in Sarajevo last week, which it decided to boycott.

“It could have been avoided with good political will and coordination between the countries. However, Kosovo is determined to be a credible and constructive partner in the region, in accordance with the main mission of SEECP”, emphasised Pacolli.

He also stated that Kosovo will contribute to “peaceful environment, good neighbourly relations and stability, overcoming the divisions through comprehensive and coherent approach to regional cooperation and promotion of European integration”.

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