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Prime Minister of Kosovo to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell


ADVISORY, Sept. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --


The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to officially ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell.


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET   


Valeza Oruci

(646) 670-7375

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

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About Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi:

Following the victory of the Democratic Party of Kosova in the parliamentary elections of 17 November 2007, Hashim Thaçi was elected Prime Minister of the Government of Kosova on 9 January 2008.


On 17 February 2008, Prime Minister Thaçi, in the Assembly of Kosova, declared Kosova as an independent, sovereign and democratic state. Mr. Hashim Thaçi is the first Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Kosova.


Mr. Hashim Thaçi is one of the main founders of the Kosova Liberation Army (1992). During the war (1998-1999), Mr. Thaçi was the political chief of the Kosova Liberation Army. From March 1999 until January 2000, Mr. Hashim Thaçi was Prime Minister of the Provisional Government of Kosova (Unity Government). During this period, he was active in intensive political and diplomatic activities in the major world centers in the U.S. and the Western Europe.


Following the conclusion of the war in 1999, as a Prime Minister of the Provisional Government of Kosova, Mr. Thaçi led the negotiations with the international community which resulted in the signing of the Agreement on the Transformation of the KLA into a Kosova Protection Corps (TMK).


Mr. Thaçi was elected member of the Assembly of Kosova on three consecutive terms. He is the political leader with the biggest number of votes won in the last parliamentary elections in Kosova.


Since 1999, Mr. Hashim Thaçi promoted and defended the Kosovar cause through numerous lectures and speeches given in dozens of prestigious universities and institutions in the West. He also published many editorials and articles in the local, regional and international press.


He speaks English and German. He was born on 24 April 1968 in Burojë village of Skënderaj.


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