Kosovo ready to join the Council of Europe


The Speaker of the Assembly of Kosovo, Glauk Konjufca, has met the Norwegian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), composed of Ingjerd Schou, Lise Christoffersen, Lisa Marie Klungland, Andreas Sjalg Unneland, Anita Helland Kjus, and Eric Christensen.

In a press release of the Assembly of Kosovo, it is stated that in this meeting, bilateral relations between Kosovo and the Kingdom of Norway were discussed, with a focus on the continuation of the support of the Norwegian state to Kosovo in the Euro-Atlantic integration path.

 At the same time, it informed that views were also exchanged on current political developments in Kosovo and the region, as well as other issues of common interest.

Speaker Konjufca informed the Norwegian delegation in the APE about the works so far, challenges, and achievements of this legislature. He also informed them about the steps that Kosovo has taken for membership in the Council of Europe.

“Kosovo is ready to join the Council of Europe, as it has fulfilled all the criteria, making progress in all areas, including the rule of law, respect for human rights, as well as building the state with high democratic standards”, Konjufca said.

The members of the Norwegian delegation to the APE thanked Konjufca for the reception, at the same time they offered support for the membership of Kosovo in the Council of Europe and expressed their willingness to deepen cooperation.

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