Prime Minister Kurti pays tibute to the grave of President Ibrahim Rugova

Prishtina, 21 January 2022

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, today paid tribute to the grave of President Ibrahim Rugova, on the 16th anniversary of his death.

In his honor, the Prime Minister together with the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Mrs. Vjosa Osmani Sadriu, laid a wreath of fresh flowers.

President Ibrahim Rugova is the first President of Kosovo, elected by popular vote, on May 24, 1992, and then again the first President of liberated Kosovo, elected to the Assembly of Kosovo on March 4, 2002. Dr. Ibrahim Rugova, before becoming President was a committed intellectual, peaceful and calm, rational and humanist, said Prime Minister Kurti.

He made an invaluable contribution to the unification of Albanians against occupying Serbia and also to the internationalization of the Kosovo issue, he declared.

Further, Prime Minister Kurti said that this year, when we mark the 16th anniversary of his death, at the same time, we are in the year when we will mark his 20th anniversary as president in a free Kosovo, on March 4 and also His 30th birthday as first president, May 24th.