This morning at the Farnesina, Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Antonio Tajani, had a meeting with the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, to discuss the main areas of bilateral cooperation and Kosovo’s European prospects.
The meeting is part of the new, more structured and long-term foreign policy strategy that the Italian government is implementing in the Western Balkans, in line with Italy’s long-standing commitment towards achieving the stability, security and integration of all six countries of the region within the European Union.
“Since its establishment, this Government has relaunched Italy’s political commitment and presence in the Western Balkans, as demonstrated by my first visit to Pristina and Belgrade with Minister Crosetto on 22 November”, commented Minister Tajani, adding that “the National Conference that I organised in Trieste last January paved the way for the government’s renewed commitment to a region that is not only strategic for Italy, but is also a natural bridge towards Central and Eastern Europe”.
Tajani remarked that “another fundamental step was the Ministerial Conference that I hosted in Rome on 3 April with my colleagues from the six countries of the Western Balkans. Many other initiatives are being planned to strengthen Italy’s partnership with them”, and pointed out that “Italy plans to continue to fulfil its task of fostering stability in the region”.