The President and Secretary General of the Croatian Olympic Committee Zlatko Matesa and Josip Cop received on February 17th the Kosovo Olympic Committee delegation headed by the President Besim Hasani. The theme of the meeting is to support the Olympic Committee of Kosovo in its efforts to become a full member of the international Olympic family and to provide its top athletes to appear under their own flag after the proclamation of independence of Kosovo in 2008.

The President and Secretary General of the Croatian Olympic Committee Zlatko Matesa and Josip Cop received on February 17th the Kosovo Olympic Committee delegation headed by the President Besim Hasani. The theme of the meeting is to support the Olympic Committee of Kosovo in its efforts to become a full member of the international Olympic family and to provide its top athletes to appear under their own flag after the proclamation of independence of Kosovo in 2008.

For now, until all the conditions necessary for recognition by the IOC are met, many top athletes from Kosovo perform for foreign countries, while those remaining in the homeland have no opportunity to measure forces with international competition and thus realistically assess their own quality - reported their hosts the members of the KOC delegation, substantiating the same with the example of Kosovo top athlete, world junior champion
Majlinda Kelmendi who, at the World Junior Championships in judo in 2009 performed under the banner of the International Judo Federation (IJF).

Warm welcome and an open support by the COC leaders attended the member of the Olympic Committee of Kosovo Ferid Zekolli, representative of the Albanian Cultural Society “Shkendija” in Croatia, Tom Kacinari (also the President of the Community of Associations of Homeland War Volunteers) and former member of the Croatian national football team Ardian Kozniku.