Kurti: Switzerland strongly supports Kosovo`s membership in the CoE

The Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti met during the World Economic Forum in Davos with the Vice President of Switzerland Alain Berset.

During the meeting, the close friendly relations and close human ties between Kosovo and Switzerland were highly praised and Vice President Berset said that Kosovo is a priority country for the Swiss Confederation.

Vice President Berset confirmed the strong support of Switzerland for the official application of Kosovo in the Council of Europe, one of the oldest and largest European organizations, which will enable the citizens of Kosovo to use the mechanisms of the European Court of Human Rights.

Opportunities for the sustainable economic development of Kosovo, to improve the well-being of citizens, and ensure social and economic justice, as well as opportunities for bilateral exchange in various fields, especially in health, were discussed.

Prime Minister Kurti stressed the institutional stability, rule of law, fight against crime and corruption, and positive economic indicators of Kosovo. He emphasized the Kosovo diaspora in Switzerland as an integral part of the development of Kosovo.

Talking about the developments in Ukraine, Mr. Berset said that Switzerland welcomes the clear position of Kosovo. Prime Minister Kurti stressed the need for further coordination and close cooperation between Kosovo and the democratic world, to oppose Russian aggression, but also to face the impact and possible consequences in the Western Balkans region.