Albanian President Meta hopes Israel will soon recognise Kosovo

President of Albania Ilir Meta said he hoped Israel would soon recognize the independence of Kosovo.

In his visit to Jerusalem for ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Meta told The Times of Israel: "Kosovo and Israel have a great friendship. We wish and we hope that Israel recognizes the independence of Kosovo as soon as possible.”

“I cannot speak on behalf of either country, but there is great sympathy among Kosovars for the Jewish people, and vice-versa. I hope that time will come. Until then, all opportunities for bilateral cooperation and development should be exploited.”