Kosovo Consulate Marks its 6th Year in New York

By: Valon Xoxa    February 19, 2014

The Kosovo Consulate in New York City celebrated the sixth year of Kosovo’s Independence with high end participants such as the prime-minister Thaci and Frank G. Wisner. Other guests included : religious leaders of all three faiths, friends and contributors to Kosovo, foreign ambassadors,  officials from various international organisations and eminent community activists.

The event was hosted by a number of staff members and consulate officials, starting with the Ambasador Bekim Sejdiu, Consuls Korab Mushkola and Xhavit Gashi and the Military Attache at the Embassy of Kosovo in the United States. The numerous hosts were lined up at the entrance to greet the guests, where the Kosovar flag was set next to the United States’ stripes and stars. Hundreds of guests decided to honor the occasion and many came from outside the state of New York.

The welcoming speech was held by the RTK journalist Sulejman Gashi who welcomed the guests and expressed the importance of this date.”Sx years ago, when on 17th of February 2008, at the Kosovo Parliament, we had the solemn session that without a doubt has been the most important session in the whole History of Kosova. The people’s elected officials took upon the sacred duty of creating an independent country, the highest of political organization. The creation of a country was an agglomeration of ideals, sacrifice and hard work of many generations”

The original article was posted at Illyriapress.  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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