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Kosovo Pilot acknowledges Gambia’s support

Dec 15, 2010, 12:39 PM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

James Berisha, a pilot from Kosovo National Airline, has commended the Government and people of The Gambia for her recognition and support of Kosovo’s independence.

Speaking to The Point, Mr Berisha, who started a mission called “Fly for Kosovo” two years ago, said his mission to The Gambia is to thank the government and people of the country for recognising his country’s independent status, attained on 17 February 2008.

“What I am doing in this mission is to go around the planet, and already I have so far been to fifty countries to try to raise awareness that Kosovo exists,” he said. “Kosovo is a country, we want the planet, we want the countries of the planet to accept Kosovo’s independence,” he said.

According to Mr Berisha, he had been to every country in Central America and South America.

He added that five and a half weeks ago he started visiting Africa and after The Gambia he will be going to every country in Africa including the island nations.

“Any country I arrive I do visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to say thank you to them for accepting Kosovo’s independence,” says the visiting pilot.

Mr Berisha says the people of Kosovo are honoured and humble, and that it has been their generation that has lived to see this day achieved and they are aware and ready to take up the path that begins from their nation’s rebirth.

“I just want to say to the Government and people of The Gambia thank you from the bottom of our hearts for recognising our independence which we attained on 17th February 2008,” he reiterated.

Kosovo was formally/informally recognised by 72 countries out of 192 members of the United Nations, while in Africa ten out of 54 countries recognised its independence.