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Ambassador Greiçevci presents his Letters of Credence in Ireland

Dublin, 21 May 2013 - Lirim Greiçevci, the ambassador of Kosovo to London, presented his letters of credence today to Michael D. Higgins, president of Ireland, thereby confirming his appointment as non-resident ambassador to this country.

At the state ceremony at the Áras an Uachtaráin, the Irish presidential residence, a military band played the Kosovo national anthem, and Ambassador Greiçevci reviewed the guard of honour and formally presented his credentials to President Higgins, also conveying cordial greetings from President Jahjaga to the Irish president and people.

After presenting his credentials. Ambassador Greiçevci also had a separate meeting with President Higgins, at which Ambassador Greiçevci thanked Ireland for its on-going support for Kosovo, especially in the process of European integration.  He pledged that as non-resident ambassador of Kosovo he will work with dedication to further cultivating the good relations between the two countries.

President Higgins, conveying his greetings to President Jahjaga and the people of Kosovo, said that Ireland will support independent Kosovo on its journey toward the European Union.  He also welcomed the agreement reached in the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia.

As part of his visit to Ireland, Ambassador Greiçevci held meetings with senior officials of the Irish Foreign Ministry, including General Secretary David Cooney and Anne Barrington, director of the Department for Europe.