Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Kosovo's envoy to Switzerland not welcome in Bern

Focus Information Agency
9/25/08

Pristine. The Swiss government has informed Kosovo that its newly-appointed representative in Bern is not welcome, a foreign ministry spokeswoman in the breakaway former Serbian province said Thursday, cited by AFP.

"The foreign ministry received information from the Swiss government that Mr Naim Mala is not preferred" as Kosovo's charge d'affaires in Bern, Albana Beqiri told AFP.

"There was no reason provided," she added.

Mala was among the first ten diplomatic envoys appointed by President Fatmir Sejdiu to mainly Western capitals that recognised Kosovo's independence from Serbia after it was unilaterally proclaimed in February.

Mala was politically engaged among Kosovo's Albanian diaspora in Switzerland where he was in exile during the 1998-1999 conflict between ethnic Albanian guerrillas and Serbian armed forces.

According to Kosovo media reports, his diplomatic appointment was refused by Bern because he had a police record in Switzerland.

1 comment:

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