Kosovo President Hashim Thaci says the opportunity has presented itself to “rewrite history on the basis of objectivity and scientific accuracy.”
“I say this because it is still thought that even more can be done to resolve the full truth of Kosovo’s contribution to the role of Albania’s independence, the role of Kosovo in the period between the two world wars, but first and foremost, now I also speak a bit as a historian, not in high scientific ranks”, Thaci said.
He spoke during a ceremony in Pristina to mark the 50th anniversary of the Ali Hadri Institute of History.
According to remarks quoted on his official website, Kosovo is already “a democratic country” – whereas “all the ideological barriers and obligations of writing the history according to the order have ended once and for all.”
Thaci also “called not to deform the past.”
“I also want to emphasize and I think that the stance of some foreign historians which are utterly political agendas, of the various chapters, which a priori prepare the young scholars who advise them not to rely 100 percent on the sources of Albanian historiography must be overcome. They open different ideas, different theses, totally misinforming from Skanderbeg to the present day of the history of the Albanian nation,” Thaci has been quoted as saying.
He promised the support of Kosovo’s institutions “for the truth and the history of our nation,” and said that “the uninfluenced political, ideological or regional truth deserves to be told.”
“It is a rich, glorious history, a history that deserves to tell truth and only the truth, without ideologies, without political influences, without regional influences, about history in general, but also about the personalities who have led the liberation of Kosovo, the making of an independent Kosovo, the making of Albania and the making of the Albanian nation,”