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26.09.2017

Visit of the ICMM delegation in the USA

Delegation of the Republic of Kosovo consisting of: Mrs. Sala Berisha Shala – Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo and Kemajl Zeqiri, Azem Rexhaj and Festim Kutllovci – Members of the Board of the Independent Commission for Mines and Minerals had a few days’ visit to the United Stated of America.

Delegation with the invitation of relevant institutions of the USA participated in two conferences organized in New York; “5th Annual Conference on Trends in Mining Finance”. It shall be noted that it is the first time that Kosovo was represented in this conference and in this case it should thank the representatives of the State Department of the USA that enabled the participation free of charge for our delegation. The delegation has discussed and had different meetings during this conference, with the representatives of mining companies but as well with the state representatives of different countries, for possibility and forms of investments in the mining industry in country.

Delegation participated in the conference “Mines and Money” on 3 and 5 May in New York, the delegation had different meetings as well in this conference with the requests of companies and interested parties in the meetings so called B2B.

Delegation with the invitation of State Department, had meetings on 5 May in Washington with institutions such as: Bureau of Land Management, National Resource Revenue, US Geological Survey and Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. It shall be noted that the meetings were of particular importance such as in the aspect of exchanging experiences on revenue’s management from mining industry, environmental policies and investments in this sector.

In the end we thank the representatives of CLDP program, Mrs. Arezo Yazd and Mr. Daniel P. Buttersoff for their facilitation and support in all meeting held in US Department. We thank as well the Embassy of Kosovo for their engagement during our visit in Washington.