Prime Minister Hoti: Today we honour all police officers in Kosovo


Prishtina, 15 September 2020

Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, Avdullah Hoti, accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister Driton Selmanaj, Minister of Internal Affairs, Agim Veliu and Director General of Kosovo Police, Rashit Qalaj, hosted today in a meeting the police officers wounded while on duty, Artur Mrasori and Jetmir Hasanaj, who returned from their medical treatment abroad.

On this occasion, Prime Minister Hoti stated: “Today we are meeting with two police officers, we meet symbolically all police officer wounded while on duty as an expression of respect from the state of Kosovo for those who are discharging state duty to ensure citizen security, public security, risking their life and health”.

“Today, we met to show that we will always be closer to you, within the possibilities of the Kosovo state. We had a conversation with the Minister, committing to institutionally regulate these issues with the Law on Police Officers Life and Health Insurance and Law on Early Retirement, so the police officers wounded, killed while on duty, their families not feel burdened, but the state bears that burden”, stated Prime Minister Hoti.

“These are heroes of modern times, because every day they take the streets risking their lives to protect the lives of state officers, security of institutions or security of citizens in general”, added Prime Minister Hoti.

Moreover, Prime Minister Hoti, appreciating the work of police officers, added that every morning they greet their families without knowing how they will come back in the evening and this shows high dedication of these state officers in their daily work.

“I extend my gratitude to all those police officers that are committed to their job and I take the chance to convey a message through this meeting that we will be closer to them, supporting them as Government of the Republic of Kosovo”, stated Prime Minister Hoti.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Hoti handed over letters of appreciation for wounded police officers, extending respect for their work and dedication while discharging the official duty for maintaining the public order.