Kosovo asks Turkey to help Muslim recognition

Arab World Materials 26 August 2008 15:36 (UTC +04:00)

Turkish State Minister Said Yazicioglu concluded his two day official trip to Kosovo and returned Monday to Turkey, reported WorldBulletin..

Yazicioglu told AA before his departure at the Pristine Interna tional Airport that cooperation and relations between Turkey and Kosovo were discussed during his meetings Kosovan officials.

Minister Yazicioglu, who met President Fatmir Sejdiu and PM Hashim Thaci and other high level Kosovan officials, said the overall atmosphere prevailing during the meetings was very positive.

He said he saw will of Kosovan officials to take the relations between the two countries to a better level, adding that opening of embassies in both sides would be a good step towards that goal.

Yazicioglu said Kosovan officials asked Turkey to use its influence in the Organisation of the Islamic conference to help Kosovo seek recognition among Muslim states.

Yazicioglu and Sejdiu had released a press release after their meeting expressing their shared views on the need for further enhancing relations and cooperation between the two nations.

During the trip Yazicioglu also inaugurated the Turkey-Kosovo Chamber of Commerce together with Kosovan Health Minister Alush Gashi and Interior Minister Zenun Pajaziti.