Prishtina, February 26, 2020 – The partnership between Kosovo and Iowa will further strengthen, through closer cooperation between the local authorities of both countries, but also by expanding the economic cooperation. This was stated during a meeting of the Lieutenant Governor of Iowa with a delegation of Mayors of the Republic of Kosovo, who are staying in the United States of America under the organization of the Regional Development Agency – Center and the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo.
The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Iowa, Adam Gregg, expressed his contentment regarding Iowa’s partnership with Kosovo, which is reflected through the partnership agreements between the different cities of Kosovo with those of Iowa.
He pledged to expand this partnership in the field of economics as well, stressing the opportunity for Iowa businesses to become part of the Iowa Governor’s delegation during her visit to Kosovo in June.
Part of this delegation are the Mayor of Prizren, Mytaher Haskuka, the Mayor of Gjilan, Lutfi Haziri, the Mayor of Vushtrri, Xhafer Tahiri, the Mayor of Shtime, Naim Ismajli, the Mayor of Obiliq, Xhafer Gashi, the Mayor of Ranillug, Vladica Aritonovic, Mayor of Mamusha, Abdulhadi Krasnic, Mayor of Partes, Dragan Petkovic, two municipal directors from the Municipality of Gracanica, Milos Dimitrijevic and Dejan Jovanovic, as well as Blerim Hasani, representative of the Ministry of Regional Development.
The mayors of Kosovo expressed their commitment to strengthen partnerships with cities of the State of Iowa, presenting, among other things, investment opportunities in their municipalities for American companies from Iowa. They expressed their gratitude for Iowa’s support for Kosovo in various fields.