During the meetings that President Bajram Begaj is holding as part of his participation in the General Debate Week of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the head of state met with the President of Kenya, the President of Botswana, the President of Sudan of the South, to whom he requested the recognition of the Republic of Kosovo.
First, Begaj met with the President of the Republic of Kenya, William Samoei Ruto. During the meeting, the presidents underlined that the exchange of visits at the political level will give an impetus to the development of cooperation between Albania and Kenya, especially in the framework of international organizations.
The Head of State further focused on developments in the Western Balkans region. President Begaj asked President Ruto to recognize the Republic of Kosovo, which he described as a factor of stability in the Western Balkans. President Begaj repeated the same request to the President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi.
Both presidents encouraged the identification of opportunities for cooperation, especially in the economy, or even within international organizations. According to President Begaj, this meeting is an opportunity to give another dynamic to interstate relations.
The President of the Republic, Bajram Begaj, also met with the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit.
In the meeting, the two presidents appreciated the establishment of direct contacts between the two countries. President Begaj said that Albania supports the aspirations of the people of South Sudan for the construction of a prosperous state.
President Begaj stopped in particular at the Republic of Kosovo, asking for its recognition by South Sudan. According to the Head of State, Kosovo is a factor of peace and stability in the Western Balkans region, so it should be supported to continue playing the same role in the future.
The two presidents also discussed the need for cooperation within international organizations.