LONDON – President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga yesterday, in London, handed to Rita Ora, pop singer who is originally from Kosovo, a decree which declares her as an honorary ambassador of Kosovo.
The ceremony at the Embassy of Kosovo in London attended former British Prime Minister Tony Blair with his wife, former NATO Secretary General Lord George Robertson, former KFOR Commander General Michael Jackson, among others.
Jahjaga said that the title is given to foreign citizens and citizens originating from Kosovo who have contributed and continue to contribute to the national interest of Kosovo. “We are impressed with Rita, her will and talent,” said Jahjaga.
“She became inspiration for her people. With life’s difficulties of a refugee, separated from her home, family, she did not lose hope. She did not give up. She sought new possibilities, here in the UK, in a country that had embraced her as if she was one of their own, without any discrimination,” Jahjaga said about Ora, whose family moved from Pristina to the UK in 1991.
Speaking to the British guests, Jahjaga said that Kosovo today lives in peace thanks to the great help and contribution of the United Kingdom, and in particular its “determination to liberate Kosovo and the belief that people of Kosovo deserve to be the master of their own fate, to be equal with other nations of the world, who want peace,” said Kosovo president.
“Kosovo is proud to have the United Kingdom for its friend, partner and ally,” concluded Jahjaga.