Kosovo and Japan will hold a joint economic conference

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Avdullah Hoti received in a meeting the Non-resident Ambassador of Japan to Kosovo, Mr. Akira Mizutani, with whom he talked about the general developments in the country and the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Ambassador Akira Mizutani congratulated Prime Minister Hoti on his leadership for reaching an agreement on the normalization of economic relations with Serbia that could lead to increased stability in the Western Balkans.

He also stressed Japan’s support for the current processes in Kosovo, with special emphasis on supporting the management and prevention of the pandemic, such as the supply of protective masks, through UNICEF, worth 640,000 euros, as well as the provision of antiviral therapy from Japan for 100 patients, worth 810,000 euros.

“Japan is committed to supporting the Government of Kosovo for economic recovery,” said Ambassador Mizutani. In this context, it was agreed to organize a virtual economic conference between Japan and Kosovo, which will be held soon.

Prime Minister Hoti informed Ambassador Mizutani about the priorities of the Government of Kosovo, the commitment to economic recovery as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the dialogue process between the Republic of Kosovo and Serbia, which should result in mutual recognition, and the Euro-Atlantic orientation of the Republic of Kosovo.

On this occasion, Prime Minister Hoti thanked the state of Japan for the continuous support that this friendly country has given and continues to give to Kosovo, saying that it is in the interest of both countries and our peoples to continue deepening this cooperation in areas of mutual interest.