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The Embassy of Kosovo in Berlin

Contact

Adresse: Wallstrasse 65, Berlin, D-10179

Tel.: +49 (0)30 24 04 76 90
Fax: +49 (0)30 2 40 47 69 29

Email : embassy.germany@rks-gov.net

www.ambasada-ks.net

The Ambassador

Amb. Beq Cufaj

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Beq Cufaj was born on December 3rd, 1970 in Gramaqel, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, he is married with two daughters and has been serving the Republic of Kosovo as Ambassador to Germany since 2018.

Cufaj completed his Bachelors in Albanian Literature and Language from the University of Pristina in 1994. From 1995-1997 Cufaj studied Comparative Literature at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. After his studies, Cufaj worked for many years as a writer and literary researcher. In 2015 he took a job at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in Germany working as a translator (Albanian-German, Serbian-German). In 2018 he was appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to Germany.

Cufaj speaks Albanian, Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian, German, and English.

History

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Germany was one of the first countries to officially recognize the Republic of Kosovo after the country declared its independence in February 2008, and also was one of the first to establish diplomatic relations with it. The government of Kosovo also remembers that Germany provided refuge to hundreds of thousands of refugees from Kosovo before and during the military conflicts of 1998/1999, and from 1999 onwards helped with reconstruction efforts.

Germany is considered to be one of Kosovo’s most important partners, offering the country long-term support in its efforts towards integration in Euro-Atlantic organizations. Regular visits to Pritina by members of the Federal Government and the German Bundestag underlines the importance that Germany attaches to Kosovo’s development.