A delegation from Austria visited the municipality of Podujeva and Obiliq

Under the coordination of the Executive Director of Kosovo Local Government Institute, Mr. Besnik Tahiri and the president of the Austrian Kosovo Chamber of Kosovo, Mr. Gunther Fehlinger, a delegation of senior municipal representatives from Austria visited the municipality of Pudujeva and Obiliq.

In separate meetings with the Mayor of Obiliq, Mr. Xhafer Gashi and the Deputy Mayor of Podujeva, Mr. Nexhmi Rudari, the Austrian delegation with the representatives; Mr. Karl Grammantisch, Mayor of Lasse/Representative of the Association of Municipalities in Austria, Mr. Wolfgang Grossruck, The Former-Mayor of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and Former-Mayor of Grieskrichen had the opportunity to be informed more closely with the challenges, progress and the function of the municipalities.

During the meetings with Mr. Tahiri and Mr. Fehlinger, it was discussed about the opportunities of cooperation between the municipalities of Austria and Kosovo in several fields. The Dean of the UBT College, Mr. Edmond Hajrizi was a part of the meetings as well, considering that he and UBT College are contributing in the cooperation between the two countries in the field of education.

During the visits, special emphasis was placed on the aspects related to the role of the municipality in local economic development and cooperation with local actors. At the end of the visits, it was stressed that the meetings will serve as a new function for mutual cooperation in economic and social development.