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Pacolli is a former President of Kosovo , [a] and previously served as the First Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo between and He is the major shareholder of Mabetex Group , a Swiss-based construction and civil-engineering company. Pacolli is also the President of the third biggest political party in Kosovo the New Kosovo Alliance.

As a young man, Pacolli contacted companies throughout Austria and Germany seeking work and soon after finishing his military service, he joined an Austrian company, for which he worked as a sales representative for ex-Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Poland and Russia. Two years later, he moved to Switzerland and joined a Swiss company he had gotten to know in Moscow.

Masha Pacolli. He completed his primary education in Marec and high school in Prishtina. He is Kosovo Albanian by ethnicity but has a Swiss citizenship as well. After receiving his bachelor's degree from the Hamburg Institute of Foreign Trade in Hamburg , Germany , in , he completed his military service in the Yugoslav army and returned to Kosovo.

In , Pacolli said in Vienna that his ancestors used to be Orthodox Christians , [7] before converting to Islam. He held this position until when he once again left Kosovo to move to the West to pursue career opportunities. In the fall of , he founded Mabetex Project Management , a construction company based in Lugano , Switzerland , which has developed into a large business group now called the Mabetex Group , with interests in construction, banking, insurance, hospital, media, design, etc.

Following the appointment of Pavel Borodin as head of Russia's presidential real estate, Mabetex was able to secure several major contracts for the renovation, renovation and restoration of the former parliament of the Russian Federation, the Russian State Opera, the State Duma and the Moscow Kremlin.

Mabetex also built the Swiss Diamond Hotel - the first luxury hotel to be built in Russia's new era. In Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, the Mabetex group built the award-winning project for the town house.

Mabetex has been working on two projects since , the Vip Terminal and the international terminal at Tashkents Airport, with completion expected in mid Mabetex was the general contractor and developer of the Central Concert Hall in Kazakhstan. Mabetex is currently active in Kazakhstan, where it has played a significant role in the construction of the new capital Astana; The presidential palace was one of the construction projects. The renovation of the President's residence is symbolic of Mabetex's great achievements in Kazakhstan.

For dignitaries, staying in the now luxurious presidential residence with all its splendor is just as much a pleasure as for President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who holds his presidency there. Located on the east bank of the Ischim River, its architecture combines classic, modern and ethnic influences. The presidential residence is part of a complex of modern administration buildings in the new city center and serves as a symbol for the new face of Kazakhstan.

In Italy, the Mabetex group was responsible for the preparatory work and the project to renovate the La Fenice theater in Venice after it was destroyed by fire. The six-story building has equipped rooms and a spacious wellness and spa area.

Behgjet Pacolli's commitment to improving the livelihood in his homeland began soon after the war in Kosovo ended. In he created the lobbying company " The New Kosovo Alliance ", through which he lobbied exclusively for the creation of the country of Kosovo. In this journey, Pacolli collaborated with many important figures in world politics, especially American leaders, such as Frank Carlucci , Morton Abramovitz , S.

For four years, he was also a member of the board of trustees of the Center for International and Strategic Studies CSIS , [9] in the Committee led by Henry Kissinger , during which time he continued his lobbying efforts towards creating the appropriate conditions for declaring Kosovo an independent country. The New Kosovo Alliance 's lobbying mission, was considered fulfilled by Pacolli and other members of the organization, at the time when President Bush during his visit to Tirana in June , stated, "Kosovo must be a country, an independent republic, now".

Since Kosovo's declaration of independence in February , Pacolli has been working diligently lobbying countries to officially recognize Kosovo as an independent country. In the elections, AKR becomes the third party and leads the parliamentary opposition in Kosovo, giving its contribution to the declaration of Kosovo's independence on February 17th, During this period, although in opposition, Behgjet Pacolli continued to work towards achieving international recognition of Kosovo's independence.

Pacolli became a deputy in the Assembly of Kosovo and a member of the Committee for Budget and Finance. With Pacolli's rise in politics, he was seen as a great asset not only to Kosovo but to its development.

He left the role though without formally resigning on 4 April , after the Constitutional Court of Kosovo had ruled that his election procedure had been irregular. After his withdrawal from the president's office, Behgjet Pacolli decided to continue the co-governance and took on the role of the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo.

Behgjet Pacolli continues to lead The New Kosovo Alliance , whose sole mission is the economic development of the Republic of Kosovo , thus improving the livelihood of its citizens and especially the perspective for the youth. Throughout his career in global business, Behgjet Pacolli also developed philanthropic activities. Through the foundation which holds his name, he stimulates the education of youth in elite schools, helps the poor, builds schools, hospitals, supports sports, culture, etc.

In , Pacolli established " Les Enfants du Sakha ", presently known as " Ibrahim Kodra Foundation " a fund with the stated goal of providing help in the medical care, education and recreation of children. In , three United Nations workers were taken hostage in Kabul , Annette Flannigan, Angelito Nayan and Shqipe Hebibi, who was from Kosovo and had neither representation nor support from the outside.

Behgjet Pacolli was contacted by the Italian services in order to negotiate his liberation and was successful in doing so. Just in Kosovo, " Behgjet Pacolli Foundation " has donated over 20 million euros for various projects.

Its national and international activities include:. On 26 November , an earthquake struck Albania. As outgoing Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister Behgjet Pacolli and his family personally donated 1 million euros to the relief effort. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Archived from the original on 17 January Gazeta Express. Retrieved 29 November Archived from the original on 7 August Retrieved 2 June Presidents of Kosovo. Ibrahim Rugova. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Contribute Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. New Kosovo Alliance —; —present Independent Anna Oxa Masha Pacolli.

The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February , but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory.

The two governments began to normalise relations in , as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 97 out of the United Nations member states. In total, UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Behgjet Pacolli. President of Kosovo First Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo — Minister of Foreign Affairs —


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