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Kosovo leads the region in combating religious extremism

Tirana, 24 February - Kosovo's admission in the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) as a participant in all activities and meetings at all levels is a good sign for the region and beyond that Kosovo has become an exporter of peace and stability.

Thus stated the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, in the Summit of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Southeast Europe, held in Tirana.

"Kosovo's admission as a participant in the forum should serve as an example for other forums, where Kosovo aims to join."

"We urge the participants of the South-East European Cooperation Process to support Kosovo's membership in other regional and international organizations, where we intend to adhere," said Thaçi.

A confirmation of the role of Kosovo in the region, according to Thaçi, will also be the next conference of ministers of foreign affairs and infrastructure of the Western Balkan countries, as a continuation of the Berlin Summit and as a preparation for the Vienna Summit, which will be held in Prishtina on 25 March.

"Since security is one of the main subjects of the meeting, Kosovo today is leading the region in combating radicalism, religious extremism and terrorism," said Thaçi.

He has sought membership in all the important regional organizations, including the security ones.

Furthermore, Thaçi encouraged all countries in the South-East European Cooperation Process to recognize the progress made by Kosovo and continue to support our country's involvement in all processes and initiatives in the region and beyond.