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Vlora Çitaku Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo in Washington, DC

Curriculum Vitae

1980 Born in Prishtina

Educational Background:

2002 University of Prishtina, School of Philology
2007 Master's in Journalism from the Kosovo Institute for Journalism and Communication
2006-2008 Study abroad in the United States and France

Professional Experience:

1998-1999 OSCE Verification Mission – Office of Public Relations
1999-2000 Provisional Government of Kosovo - Government Chief of Protocol and PDK Spokesperson
2002-2007 Kosovo Assembly delegate - two terms
2007 Head of the Communications Working Group of the Unity Team during the status negotiations process led by President Ahtisari
2007-2009 Deputy Foreign Minister
2009 -2010 Acting Foreign Minister
2010-2014 Minister of European Integration
2013-2014 SAA chief negotiator
2014-2015 Consul General of the Republic of Kosovo's Mission in New York

Other Engagements:

2013 – 2014 Chairwoman of the Inter-Institutional Steering Committee on the     Implementation of the Strategy and the Action Plan for Integration of     Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian Communities
2013 – 2014 Member of the LGBT Advisory and Coordination Team
2013 – 2014 Steering Board of the Petition “WE ASK FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE FOR THE WOMEN RAPED DURING THE KOSOVO WAR”

Language Proficiency: Albanian (native), English, Serbian