President Milanović to Pay Official Visit to Republic of Kosovo and Meet with Croatian Troops in KFOR MISSION

06. December 2021.

The President of the Republic of Croatia Zoran Milanović will pay an Official visit to the Republic of Kosovo on 23 and 24 December 2021. During his visit, he will meet with members of the Croatian Army who are serving in Kosovo in the NATO-led KFOR mission.

President Milanović will visit the Republic of Kosovo on the invitation of the President of the Republic of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu. During his official stay in Pristina, President Milanović will hold a tête-à- tête with President Osmani-Sadriu, participate in a meeting of the delegations of the two states, and hold a meeting with the Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti.

The visit of the President of the Republic to the Croatian troops is scheduled for the second day of his stay in Kosovo as President Milanović will spend Christmas Eve with the Croatian troops. The 36th Croatian contingent is stationed in the Republic of Kosovo, and includes 141 members of the Croatian Army. President Milanović saw them off to Kosovo on 22 November 2021 where they will be on a six-month rotation. This visit to Kosovo will be an opportunity for President Milanović to meet and talk once again in person to Croatian troops who will spend the Christmas and New Year’s holidays away from their families.

Furthermore, a meeting is planned between the President of the Republic and the NATO-led KFOR mission Commander Major General Ferenc Kajári.

During his visit to Kosovo President Milanović will also visit Janjevo, which has a majority Croatian population. He will meet with Rev. Mato Palić, Croatian parish priest in Janjevo, as well as with members of the Croatian minority community to discuss living conditions in Kosovo.