Kosovo | Independence Day

Guests show their appreciation

European journey
This year the Ambassador of Kosovo Mr Lirim Greicevci celebrated his country’s National Day in the presence of its Prime Minister Mr Isa Mustafa. Addressing the guests, the Prime Minister spoke of the new opportunities opened up by the Stabilisation and Association Agreement that Kosovo has signed with the EU. He said this would enable Kosovo to become a more integrated part of the European economy, while at the same time adopting the principles of rule of law and good neighbourly relations, with the ultimate aim of becoming a member of the EU.

“We know that we have a lot to do and many challenges lie ahead, we have to learn a lot and work a lot and all this we would like to do in partnership with the UK,” he said.

The reception included an exhibition by Kosovar photographer Adnan Ruhani who documented the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 2008.


Prime Minister Mustafa and Ambassador Greicevci welcome the Ambassador of Japan Keiichi Hayashi

The Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps Mr Alistair Harrison congratulates Prime Minister Mustafa

Prime Minister Mustafa meets the Ambassador of Kuwait and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Mr Khaled Al Duwaisan

Ambassador Greicevci in discussion with the Danish Ambassador Mr Claus Grube

Croatian Ambassador Dr Ivan Grdesic meets Prime Minister Mustafa

Prime Minister Mustafa gives his Independence Day address

Swiss Ambassador Mr Dominik Furgler in conversation with the Ambassador of Jordan Mr Mazen Homoud

Mustafe Avdiu (Kosovo) and Mahvash Siddiqui (USA)

Sir Geoffrey Knights QC and Historian Dr Noel Malcolm

Photographer Adnan Ruhani