March 19, 2019
On March 19, Ministry of European Integration and JICA Alumni Association of Kosovo (JAAK) jointly celebrated the 10th anniversary of the cooperation between Kosovo and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Over 150 people, including Kosovar government officials, municipality representatives, ex-participants of JICA training programs and Japanese stakeholders participated the ceremony.
JICA has provided its Technical Cooperation and Grant Aid support mainly through the following projects with cumulative total of 2.14 billion Japanese Yen (≒16.95 million euro) as of March 2019. Furthermore, over 360 Kosovars have gone to Japan for training programs.
The participants to the event enjoyed Japanese music performed by the music school "Tefta Tashko", Kosovo Philharmonic whose musical instruments was supported by JICA in the past, presentation of JAAK activities, and symposium on the achievements on 10 years JICA's technical cooperation.
Music performed by Kosovo Philpharmony
H.E.Kazunari Takeuchi, Minister, Embassy of Japan to Kosovo (second from right), and Mr. Hideya Kobayashi, Chief Representative, JICA Balkan Office (far right).