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Kosovo PM Haradinaj applies for Albanian passport

Kosovo PM Haradinaj applies for Albanian passport GazetaExpress

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, was granted Albanian citizenship on 24 April 2017, and this week he applied for the Albanian Passport.

Kosovo Prime Minister Haradinaj has reportedly applied for the Albanian passport on Tuesday and is expected to be equipped in coming days, according to Tirana based BalkanWeb.

Haradinaj has decided to apply for Albanian passport only days after the US Embassy in Pristina has not issued a visa, leading to cancellation of his planned visit to the US state of Iowa. Haradinaj’s move came following a debate launched by Kosovo President Hashim Thaci who asked his Albanian counterpart Ilir Meta to equip Kosovo citizens with Albanian passports in an effort to break the isolation, considering that Kosovo is the only country in the region which is exempted from the EU’s Schengen visa free regime. But Albanian President turned down Thaci’s request, because such a move, according to him, would damage both Albania and Kosovo interests. 

    Date: 11 January 2018 13:31
    Author: GazetaExpress