First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo Behgjet Pacolli


Deputy Prime Minister Behgjet Pacolli meets the permanent representative of Madagascar to the UN, Mr. Zina Andrianarivelo-Razafy


During his stay in New York, the first Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Behgjet Pacolli met with the permanent secretary of Madagascar to the UN, Mr. Zina Andrianarivelo-Razafy.

Deputy Prime Minister Pacolli briefed the representative of Madagascar with the processes that Kosovo has been through since the early 90’s and the evolving processes which results in declaring independence in 2008.

“We have faced Serbian genocide against us. The Serbian state has committed serious crimes in Kosovo and has violated raped our women and daughters, up until the democratic world intervened. In compliance with the instructions of the international community, Kosovo came to the point of declaring its independence. Also in compliance with the plan of the UN envoy Mr. Martti Ahtisaari, we declared our independence by fully guaranteeing the rights of minorities. The ICJ has also ruled that Kosovo’s declaration of independence does not violate international law” said Deputy Prime Minister Pacolli.

On the other hand, the permanent representative of Madagascar, Mr. Zina Andrianarivelo-Razafy confirmed to Deputy Prime Minister Pacolli that he will draft a well-studied report relating to the process of recognizing Kosovo and the same will be forwarded to the capital of his country.

Mr. Zina Andrianarivelo-Razafy, and Deputy Prime Minister Pacolli also concurred for a meeting with the President of Madagascar which would take place in the next few days in New York.