Norway is interested about the integration of the Turkish community in Kosovo

In a series of meetings in the municipalities of Kosovo, the Norwegian Ambassador, Per Strand Sjaastad, and the Executive Director of the KLGI Institute, Besnik Tahiri, conducted the final visit with the mayor of Mamusha.

The integration of the Turkish community in Kosovo has been one of the elements that enabled the establishment of a turk majority municipality. Thus, it was the Ambassador’s interest to see closely the relations of the turk community with Kosovo institutions and Turkey.

During the meeting it was emphasized that around 95 percent of the population in Mamusha are Turkish and 75 percent of them are concentrated in the agricultural fields.

"Norway has a powerful role in the region of the Western Balkans, thus, supporting Kosovo and its communities remains one of the priorities. Our goal is to support Kosovo in becoming a functional and a multi-ethnic state"- said Ambassador Sjaastad, while showing his interest for the integration of the Turkish community.

Bütüç expressed his gratitude for the continuos support of Norway towards Kosovo.

The visits were coordinated by KLGI Institute, led by Mr. Besnik Tahiri, Executive Director of the KLGI Institute, with the aim of enabling the Ambassador Sjaastad to get informed closely with the challenges, progress and prospects of the municipalities.