Prime Minister Albin Kurti: Diaspora, an essential part of sustainable development


Prishtina, August 2, 2021

On the marking of Diaspora Day, the Prime Mister of the Republic of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, has had discussions with emigrants, professionals in various fields, who are staying in Kosovo. This discussion was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister, also the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Donika Gërvalla, and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Liza Gashi.

Prime Minister, at the opening of the meeting, stressed that the government pays special attention to the diaspora and this is also reflected in the Government Program. He assessed the diaspora for being a vital part of the nation, which is located outside the homeland, but, it is definitely part of the nation.

“We aim to make this great importance of our diaspora a priority of our governance in the coming months and years, counting the diaspora as an essential part of sustainable development”, said Prime Minister Kurti.
He thanked emigrants for all their contribution and role before, during and after the war, before and after the declaration of independence, and to this day.
“Because we know that there are no other people in whose historical developments the diaspora has played such a crucial role. This is a debt we will never be able to repay, but what we pledge is to work together for your common good there as well, and also when you come to Kosovo, as well as the citizens of the Republic of Kosovo and your families, whom you visit often during the year”, said Prime Minister Albin Kurti, at the end of the conversation with the emigrants.

The Government of Kosovo will establish a national program for the transfer of knowledge and experience from the diaspora in Kosovo.
The Deputy Prime Minister, together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Donika Gërvalla, informed the participants that the Government is working on a new strategy for the Diaspora, a new draft law and the development of a concept for dialogue with our citizens abroad. “In this regard, we are working on strengthening the diaspora mediating role in high-level meetings of political decision-makers and large corporations in the countries where they live, creating mechanisms for engagement”, she said.