Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kosovo)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministria e Punëve të Jashtme (Albanian)
Ministarstvo Inostranih Poslova (Serbian)
Ministry overview
Formed 3 March 2008
Jurisdiction Government of Kosovo
Headquarters Nënë Tereza 10000
Minister responsible
Website Official Website
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Albanian: Ministria e Punëve të Jashtme; Serbo-Croat: Ministarstvo Inostranih Poslova, Министарство Иностраних Послова) of Kosovo is a department of the Government of Kosovo in charge of foreign relations and admission of Kosovo into the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).


  • Development of good relations with all neighbours
  • Implementation of Ahtisaari’s Package
  • Acceleration of the process of international recognition of independent and sovereign state of Kosovo
  • Completion of the structure and full functionalising of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
  • Setting up of diplomatic services, embassies and consular units at the main centres and organisations in the world, according to the priorities set out by the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, and in compliance with the Law on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diplomatic Services of Kosovo, based on the decisions and coordination between the President, Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Assembly
  • Full membership of the country in the key organisations, international and regional financial institutions, according to the priorities such as International Monetary Fund, World Bank, etc. The process of diplomatic campaign will urgently start for Kosovo’s accession in the UN, OSCE, EC. Being fully aware that the accomplishment of these objectives will be a highly complex task and will require time and special resources, the MFA will mobilise all its potentials to putting into life these tasks
  • Creation of the frame and environment for close cooperation with the neighbouring countries, and at the regional level, in the areas of reciprocal interests
  • Promotion of political and economical interests of the Government of Republic of Kosovo;
  • Attraction of foreign investments
  • Protection of Kosovo citizens’ interests abroad
  • Affirmation of a distinguishable identity of Kosovo

Mission statement

The following is the mission statement for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo:

Kosovo Foreign Affairs Ministry’s mission is to formulate and implement Kosovo’s foreign policy, protect Kosovo interests vis-à-vis other countries and international organisations.

Its mission also is to represent Kosovo abroad, preserve and protect immunities and privileges of diplomatic missions , persons whom they belong to in accordance with international laws and conventions, develop and coordinate policies vis-à-vis other countries.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs promotes and protects Kosovo’s national cultural and economical policies.[2]

Senior officials

The senior officials in the ministry are as follows:

Official Rank
Behgjet Pacolli Minister
Rejhan Vuniqi Deputy Minister
Anton Berisha Deputy Minister
Nagip Skënderi[3] Secretary General[4]
Sami Ukelli[5] Director General


No Portrait Name Term start Term end Term Length Cabinet Party
Republic of Kosovo
1 Skënder Hyseni 3 March 2008 18 October 2010 959 days Thaçi 1 LDK
Acting Vlora Çitaku 18 October 2010 22 February 2011 127 days Thaçi 1 PDK
2 Enver Hoxhaj[6] 22 February 2011 12 December 2014 1,389 days Thaçi 2 PDK
3 Hashim Thaçi 12 December 2014 7 April 2016 482 days Mustafa PDK
Acting Petrit Selimi 7 April 2016 5 June 2016 59 days Mustafa PDK
4 Enver Hoxhaj 5 June 2016 3 August 2017 424 days Mustafa PDK
Acting Emanuel Demaj 10 August 2017 9 September 2017 37 days Mustafa PShDK
5 Behgjet Pacolli 9 September 2017 Current 351 days Haradinaj AKR

See also


  1. Contact, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
  2. "Mission" Link retrieved 16 March 2011
  3. Biografia e Nagip Skënderit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo (in Albanian)
  4. General Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
  5. General Directory, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo
  6. "Composition of new cabinet government of the Republic of Kosovo, led by Prime Minister Hashim Thaci" Archived 2014-09-25 at the Wayback Machine. 22 February 2011 Link retrieved 23 February 2011
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