On the occasion of the 13th anniversary of Kosovo's independence, President Ilir Meta congratulated the incumbent President Vjosa Osmani. "Celebrating the 13th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Kosovo, gives me the special pleasure to convey to you and through you all the citizens of Kosovo, the warmest and fraternal wishes" writes Mr. Meta. "I take this opportunity, on this important day not only for the citizens of Kosovo, but also for all Albanians everywhere, to salute the extraordinary efforts and achievements so far in building and consolidating institutions, bringing more stability and prosperity for Kosovo, as well as turning it into an important factor of cooperation, for peace in our region ", he continues.
Mr. Meta promises that "Albania will always be close to Kosovo in all future challenges, convinced that the political prudence and state responsibility demonstrated during these 13 years of Independence, will continue to accompany further efforts to consolidate the state and lead to the liberalization of the visa regime, as well as the advancement of the process of Kosovo's Euro-Atlantic integration ".
President Meta promises that "Brotherly cooperation and Strategic Partnership between Albania and Kosovo, deserves to be strengthened and concretized in all areas, in particular to give a greater opportunity and perspective to young people to build their safe European future, in our countries and to stop depopulation.
"Albania is determined to defend the Independence, territorial integrity and the decision of the International Court of Justice for Kosovo" concludes his message Albanian President Ilir Meta addressed to the incumbent President Vjosa Osmani addressed on the occasion of the 13th anniversary of Kosovo 's independence.