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Prishtina, 04.11.2014-With an extensive commitment of many experts of the Kosovo Geological Service, which operates under MED, as of October 20, 2014, Kosovo is an associate member of the European Geological Survey - Euro GeoSurvey, resulting after the application submitted in June this year, said the Minister of Economic Development, Fadil Ismajli.

Minister Ismajli made these comments in a press conference where he presented the commitment of the Ministry, respectively KGS to achieve membership in this European mechanism. Attending this press event was also the Chief of the Kosovo Geological Service, Fidaim Sahiti.

Minister Ismajli said that the interest of Kosovo’s membership in Euro GeoSurvey lies in the fact that most of investments in geological data are channeled through this service.

“It is a major step forward for Kosovo, the membership in international organizations, which come as a result of the commitment and work of experts, after requirements have been accomplished. In April this year, a law on the Geological Survey Kosovo was adopted and the conditions have been fulfilled in terms of human resources,” said Ismajli.

Minister Ismajli used the opportunity to thank the Croatian Geological Service for its support which led to this success, and also stressed the close cooperation with the Geological Service of Albania, for the implementation of cross-border projects in areas which are of particular geological interest, as well as the Austrian Geological Service.

According to him, Kosovo will no longer be a black hole, in geological terms, in Europe, but rather part of Europe, therefore investors and donors can come in Kosovo through regular and protected channels.

“Also, our staff will have equal access to all scientific achievements in this regard, and such data will be used and exchanged to the benefit of such natural resources of Kosovo”, said Ismajli.

In the voting process for Kosovo’s membership in the General Assembly of Euro GeoSurvey, on October 20, 2014, 18 countries voted in favor, 3 against and two abstained.

 

 

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