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15/02/2020 16:00
CEV Senior Vice-President reiterates support for ‘smaller’ federations during Kosovo visit
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Pristina, Kosovo, February 15, 2020. CEV Senior Vice-President Renato Arena travelled on Friday to Pristina to pay a two-day visit to Kosovo and have a series of high-profile meetings with authorities from the Balkan country. The President and Secretary General of the Kosovo Volleyball Federation, Mr Abedin Ibrahimi and Mr Valon Nikçi, deserved a warm welcome to the CEV Senior Vice-President right upon his arrival at Pristina International Airport on Friday night.

A dense agenda on Saturday included a meeting with the newly elected Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Ms Vlora Dumoshi. Ms Dumoshi used this opportunity to thank the CEV for the remarkable support that the European Volleyball Confederation has been providing to the ‘smaller’ countries and federations, such as Kosovo. She expressed her confidence in the leading role that Kosovo is capable of playing even on the international sports arena, especially recalling that the Balkan country can count on one of the youngest populations in Europe.


CEV Senior Vice-President Renato Arena portrayed together with the Minister of Sports of Kosovo, Ms Vlora Dumoshi

Mr Arena congratulated Ms Dumoshi on her appointment as Kosovo’s Minister of Sports, and he reiterated the CEV’s commitment to support all national federations, with a special attention deserved to those that have embraced, such as Kosovo, the CEV’s School Project and are working extensively and intensively to hone and grow young, prospective talents.

The President of the Kosovo Volleyball Federation, Mr Ibrahimi, emphasised that Kosovo has been investing a lot in Volleyball and especially in Beach Volleyball, stressing that the country can now count on the availability of an arena specifically designed to host Volleyball competitions and training activities.