Kosovo: Hashim Thaci sworn in as new president

Official ceremony to be held on Friday

07 April, 13:43

    Newly elected president of Kosovo Hashim Thaci Newly elected president of Kosovo Hashim Thaci

    PRISTINA - Hashim Thaci was sworn in as the new president of Kosovo in front of its parliament on Thursday.
    Thaci, a former prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, and in the past a leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army (UCK) - the ethnic-Albanian independence-seeking group that fought against Serbian forces at the end of the 1990s- is the fourth president of independent Kosovo (independence was declared on February 17, 2008). He takes over from Atifete Jahjaga. On Thursday Thaci gave his first speech to parliament as president. An official inauguration ceremony will take place on Friday in a central square of the capital Pristina, attended by several foreign heads of state. There will be no representative in attendance from Serbia, which refuses to recognise the independence of Kosovo. 

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