On Wednesday, 13 March, Mr. Kadri Veseli, President of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo visited the House of Representatives and met with Mr. Tadamori Oshima, Speaker.
Speaker Oshima began by welcoming Assembly President Veseli to Japan and expressing his hope that this visit, in the milestone year of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Japan-Kosovo diplomatic relations, would contribute to further developing the bilateral relationship, including exchanges between both parliaments. He also stated that Japan placed importance on its ties with Kosovo, the key to peace and stability in the Western Balkans, and would continue to support Kosovo's reform efforts working toward joining the EU in the future.
In response, Mr. Veseli expressed gratitude to Mr. Oshima for his welcome and appreciation for Japan's support. He commented on promoting parliamentary exchanges and strengthening bilateral exchanges, especially economic exchange.
Other subjects in their meeting included more frequent visits by both countries' dignitaries, investment in Kosovo by Japanese companies and grassroots exchanges in the Host Town program for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.