Kosovo and Albania merge consulates in search for a united representation

By: Valon Xoxa    March 17, 2014

Foreign Ministry heads, from both Kosovo and Albania have recently signed an agreement in favor of merging consulates in Milan(Italy) and Canberra (Australia). 

Foreign Minister of Albania, Dimitri Bushati has been paying a visit to his fellow minister from Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj, whom together signed the agreement. During the meeting, both ministers have discussed the benefits that the diaspora community would gain from the unified presentation of both Kosovo and Albania. Thus, through this step, giving momentum to enhancing a long term strategic partnership.

Both representatives have given their opinion on the impact such an agreement will have towards the European path of both countries. “It is a highly important step, such agreements lead towards a more stable region and with a growing positive influence of Albanian factor and orientation towards European integration” said Mr. Hoxhaj.

While at this stage, the project foresees the merging of consulates only in Milan and Canberra, it is crucially important that such steps are taken in other countries too. The unified representation will  lead towards a growing efficiency and cultural unity among the diaspora abroad.

The original article was posted at Panorama.com.al Click here to read the original article.

Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of Kosovodiaspora.org. He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at KosovoDiaspora.org. With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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