During the meeting with President Vyosa Osmani-Sadriu on Thursday, President Rumen Radev agreed that the institutions of Bulgaria and Kosovo would form a joint task force to overcome the severe challenges resulting from the energy crisis.
During the meeting, President Radev said, ”South-East European countries share a common goal of countering inflation and ensuring secure energy supplies.
”The EU has activated the macro-finance assistance mechanism for all Western Balkan countries. Bulgaria is our region’s main exporter of electricity and can provide timely support to its neighbours”.
The process of European integration of Kosovo is changing shape and is a positive sign for the whole region. An essential step in this direction will be Kosovo’s accession to the Council of Europe, which will strengthen democratic processes of the rule of law and safeguard human rights across the nation.
President Radev noted that he is grateful to Kosovo’s President, Vyosa Osmani-Sadriu, for his commitment to building itself as a modern, democratic, multi-ethnic state.
The head of the state noted that Bulgaria supports the efforts of the Republic of Kosovo and provides every necessary assistance to achieve its objective.
He emphasized, ”Kosovo to create the necessary conditions for the citizens of the country with Bulgarian self-awareness and identity to receive equal opportunities for their representation in the country’s political, social and cultural life and to be able to preserve and develop their traditions, culture and identity”.
Speaking about Kosovo-Bulgaria relations, On March 2008, Bulgaria recognized Kosovo despite objections from Russia after the country declared its independence from Serbia on February 17 2008.
Kosovo opened an embassy in Sofia on January 2010; Bulgaria also has an embassy in Pristina (Kosovo).