Albania and Kosovo harmonize the calendar of joint activities in Public Diplomacy

Joint press release
Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Republic of Albania
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Republic of Kosovo
Albania and Kosovo harmonize the calendar of joint activities in Public Diplomacy. During the first meeting held in Pristina, the joint working group of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora of the Republic of Kosovo agreed to harmonize the calendar of activities in the field of Public Diplomacy.
The Joint Working Group agreed that some of the historical events such as: January 17 - Commemoration of the National Hero, Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu; February 17 - Kosovo Independence Day; June 10 - Commemoration of the League of Prizren; November 28 - Flag Day, and other important events, to be common throughout the diaspora and to be organized in cooperation by the heads of diplomatic missions in the host countries.
The Joint Working Group has also agreed that from this year, the already well-known edition "Colors of Albania", to be co-organized by the two foreign ministries, under the name "Colors of Albanians", in order to promote not only tourism and culture in both countries, but in all Albanian territories in particular to increase the multidimensional interest of foreigners in Albania and Kosovo.
It was also agreed to have an artistic activity with artists from Albania and Kosovo at least once a year. The Diplomatic missions should deepen their engagement in the book distribution campaign for Albanian schools and must have a joint campaign for the creation / enrichment of unified libraries in Albanian language schools etc.
Apart from the organization of "Colors of Albanians" and the harmonization of the calendar for other joint activities, the working group has agreed to exchange the relevant legislation in force within March, in order to create opportunities for the opening of joint cultural centers in the diaspora.
The Joint Working Group decided that the next meeting will be held soon in Tirana, considering that the Agreement of the two ministries "On the strategic cooperation in the field of foreign policy" and implementation of the "Implementing the Cooperation Protocol in the field of Cultural diplomacy", will reduce the cost of expenses made so far for similar activities by both countries. It will further defend the common interests of Albania and Kosovo, and it will unite Albanians inside and outside their territories.

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