Kosovo – Election of Hashim Thaci as the country’s new president (February 29, 2016)


France welcomes the election of Hashim Thaci as president of the Republic of Kosovo.

We regret the chaos and violence that accompanied the process. France calls on all elected officials to hold talks within the framework of a calm parliamentary debate.

It is important to continue key reforms in the country, notably including the strengthening of the rule of law, the fight against crime and corruption as well as the continuation of dialogue with Serbia following the Brussels Agreement of April 19, 2013.

France stands alongside Kosovo as it continues on the path toward rapprochement with the EU.