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Kosovo offers study

August 27
11:44 2012

Ratu Inoke Kubuabola

By Maika Bolatiki

The Kosovo Government is offering 20 scholarships for Fijian students to study in Kosovo.
This offer was made to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola by his counterpart from the Republic of Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj during their bilateral meeting at the Westin Denarau in Nadi last week.
“In our meeting we had discussions on proposed areas of co-operation, particularly in the field of capacity-building through the provision of scholarships by Kosovo for 20 Fiji students to study in any field,” Ratu Inoke said.
The discussions he said also confirmed the importance of close collaboration between both countries and the international community in achieving progress and change for the good of their people.
Mr. Hoxhaj asked Ratu Inoke to help establish diplomatic relations between the two countries.
However, Mr Hoxhaj added, that a precondition for establishing such relations was formal recognition by Fiji.
Mr Hoxhaj said that the Republic of Kosovo was interested to have not just diplomatic relations, but also economic exchange, trade, and co-operation in education and culture with Fiji.
Addressing the legality of the declaration of Kosovo’s independence, Mr Hoxhaj emphasised that in 2010 the International Court of Justice brought a clear verdict regarding the legality of Kosovo’s independence.
“Therefore, today, no country in the world has any political or legal reason to delay recognising Kosovo’s independence”, Mr Hoxhaj said.
Mr. Hoxhaj was accompanied by Ambassador Sami Ukelli, the Ambassador of Kosovo to Japan.
The delegation from Kosovo attended the Engaging the Pacific Meeting at Denarau that was also attended by over 20 countries. More reports on page 10.

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