Ambassador Lendita Haxhitasim presented her Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of Malta, His Excellency Dr George VellaValletta, 28 January 2021
Ambassador Lendita Haxhitasim presented her Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of Malta, His Excellency Dr George Vella, and got accredited as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kosovo (non-resident) to the Republic of Malta. On this occasion, during the audience at the "Sant' Anton Palace" in Attard, Ambassador Haxhitasim, in her ceremonial speech, thanked the President of the Republic of Malta for the high consideration and continued support of Malta for Kosovo, since the declaration of Independence to nowadays. Further, Ambassador Haxhitasim expressed her high appreciation for the assistance provided by Malta, especially in Kosovo's path towards the EU integration process, emphasizing the active commitment of Kosovo regarding visa liberalization, as well as meeting the required criteria and undertaking necessary reforms. Moreover, the Ambassador expressed her full readiness to further strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the two countries, in all areas of mutual interest.
President Vella, after welcoming Ambassador Haxhitasim, encouraged her to work closely on the intensification of the existing potential in both countries, in areas of trade, industry, culture and economic cooperation. He further renewed Malta's commitment to supporting Kosovo on its path to visa liberalization and more broadly European integration process, while expressing his interest for latest reforms undertaken by Kosovo institutions.
During her stay in Malta, Ambassador Haxhitasim accompanied by Counsellor Diamant Kastrati, met also with the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Mr Evarist Bartolo, and discussed a series of bilateral initiatives in an extremely friendly meeting.
In addition, Ambassador Haxhitasim held a series of other meetings with representatives of the Maltese Parliament, such as the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, Mr. Emmanuel Mallia, and the Chairman of the Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs, Mr Jean Claude Micallef, as well as the President of the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Malta, Mr David Xuereb.