Singer Dua Lipa becomes honorary ambassador of homeland Kosovo

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“Yesterday afternoon I was awarded the title of Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo by our President Ms Vjosa Osmani,” writes Dua Lipa on Instagram on Saturday under photos of her and President Osmani. The singer calls it “an honor and a privilege” to be able to represent her country all over the world.

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“Kosovo youth deserve the right to visa liberalization, freedom to travel and to have big dreams,” continues Dua Lipa. The singer also posted a photo of the official document in which the president calls her not only a “world-class musician” but also “a role model for many girls and women in the world as a determined and conscientious activist”. That Dua Lipa created awareness for Kosovo is “unsurpassed and truly invaluable,” said President Osmani.

Dua Lipa was born in the United Kingdom, but spent four years of her childhood in Kosovo. Her Albanian parents left Kosovo in the 1990s. Kosovo fought in a bloody civil war separate from Serbia in 1998 and 1999 and gained independence in 2008. That independence is recognized by most western countries and about half of all countries, but not by Serbia and Russia. Kosovo has 1.8 million inhabitants. The majority are of Albanian descent.

Dua Lipa performed on Thursday night in Pristina at the Sunny Hill festival, which lasts until Sunday. The festival, which her father Dukagjin Lipa organizes, was to take place this year for the first time in the Albanian capital Tirana, but returned to Pristina at the last minute. A special edition of the festival with a different range of artists will take place in Tirana at the end of August.

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