Prime Minister Kurti receives congratulations from Prime Minister Rutte: Netherlands wholeheartedly supports Kosovo in efforts to fight corruption and strengthening the rule of law

Prishtina, 4 May 2021

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Albin Kurti has received a congratulatory letter from his Dutch counterpart, Mark Rutte. In his letter, Prime Minister Rutte congratulated Prime Minister Kurti on his new position and wished him success in the important duties awaiting him.

Our countries, like the rest of Europe, are facing an indescribable challenge such as that of COVID-19, the letter writes. Prime Minister Rutte expressed satisfaction that the European Union has had the opportunity to assist Kosovo through the Western Balkans Assistance Package and the COVAX mechanism for providing safe vaccines against COVID-19. Similarly, the Netherlands came to the aid of Kosovo last year through a bilateral donation of personal protective equipment for the University Clinical Center of Kosovo.

Prime Minister Rutte assured Prime Minister Kurti that the Netherlands wholeheartedly supports Kosovo in its efforts to fight corruption and strengthen the rule of law. Regarding this, he says, you as Prime Minister have received a strong mandate from the people of Kosovo, which together with the development of good neighbourly relations constitute the main elements of Kosovo towards Europe and European integration. The congratulation letter of the Prime Minister of Netherlands, Mark Rutte further writes that Netherlands is committed to Kosovo’s path towards European integration.