First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo Behgjet Pacolli

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Zëvendëskryeministri Behgjet Pacolli ka takuar në Nju Jork, përfaqësuesin e përhershëm të mbretërisë së Bhutanit në OKB, z.Lhatu Wangchuk

19.09.2012

First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Behgjet Pacolli is staying in New York, United States as he will be closely following the session of the U.N. General Assembly.

In his first day in New York, Deputy Prime Minister Pacolli, accompanied by the Consul of Honor of the Republic of Kosovo to Thailand, Princess Mom Luang Rajadarasi met with the permanent representative of the Kingdom of Bhutan at U.N., Mr. Lhatu Wangchuk.

Deputy Prime Minister Pacolli briefed the representative of Bhutan of the processes Kosovo has been through, and in particular after the declaration of independence in 2008.

“We are a country that has gone through a difficult period. Serbia has virtually exercised genocide against us in the 90’s. Following NATO’s intervention, in compliance with the instructions of the international community, Kosovo came to the point of declaring independence. Also, in compliance with the plan of the UN envoy Marti Ahtisaari, we have declared our independence by guaranteeing to fully respect rights of minorities. The ICJ also assessed that with its declaration of independence Kosovo has not violated international law”, stated Deputy Prime Minister Pacolli as he reiterated the request to recognize the Republic of Kosovo.

On the other hand, the permanent representative of the Kingdom of Bhutan, Mr. Wangchuk confirmed to Deputy Prime Minister Pacolli that his country is deliberating on the issue of Kosovo.
In this context, Mr. Wangchok stated that the upcoming meeting to be held in the next days between Deputy Prime Minister Pacolli and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bhutan, who is also leading Bhutan’s delegation to the U.N., will be welcomed as it will serve to collect as much information as possible.

According to his agenda, during his stay in New York Deputy Prime Minister Pacolli will hold dozens of meetings with representatives of countries that have not yet recognized us.