Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo (CBK), Mr. Bedri Hamza, resigned from his position at the CBK

As a result of the new circumstances and developments created in the area of building new institutions - the Government of the Republic of Kosovo, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Bedri Hamza today held a press conference in the premises of CBK, where he has resigned from the position of the Governor. The resignation followed his nomination to be an integral part of the New Government Cabinet, as Minister of Finance. At this conference, Governor Hamza thanked the media, international and local institutions for the fruitful work and cooperation they had during his mandate as Governor. Governor Hamza outlined developments in the financial sector by comparing the indicators that characterized this sector from 2013 to 2017. The governor pointed out a very good performance in all areas of the system by attributing the successes to the teamwork, the CBK management and all CBK staff. The governor has expressed his belief that success will not lack in the future. Below you will find the content of the resignation letter provided to the CBK Board and the President of the Republic of Kosovo.
“Hereby I submit my resignation from the position of the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo. The reason for my resignation is my appointment in the position of the Minister of Finance in the Government of Kosovo. I had the honor and the pleasure of serving for almost five years in the position of the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, during which I consider that considerable progress has been made in the financial sector in general and in the banking sector in particular. The CBK achievements are not shown by statistics only, but they are appreciated by all international institutions. This progress has been achieved only thanks to the joint work that we have developed with all CBK staff, therefore I want to express my gratitude and appreciation to all CBK employees.
I would like to emphasize that I have never seen my professional and political engagement as personal benefit only, but I have always tried that my activity is also beneficial to the citizens of my country. I have never attempted to avoid professional and political challenges by taking opportunistic stance, but I have always struggled and faced with the demands and problems that have sought solutions, considering that this way I will serve the citizens. From this perspective, I have also understood my nomination for the position of the Minister of Finance in the Government of the Republic of Kosovo. In these circumstances, I believe that my nomination is far more a responsibility than a privilege. I am aware that the challenges in the public finance sector are numerous and that they seek solutions. In this context, I will make efforts within the Government of Kosovo to give my utmost contribution to maintaining macro-fiscal and financial stability, which I think should be the main priority of our government and country.
In the end, I want to express my gratitude to my associates, to my numerous local and international friends, who have constantly supported me in all the activities that were the responsibility of the Central Bank. I remain in hope that I will have their support in my new engagements by being constantly committed to not disappoint their faith.”
Sincerely yours,
Bedri Hamza