'An honour and a privilege': Dua Lipa was made an Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo in a ceremony at the Office of the President in Pristina on Friday


Dua Lipa was made an Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo in a ceremony at the Office of the President in Pristina on Friday.

The singer, 26, was born in London to Albanian parents but spent much of her childhood in the Balkan state.

The award-winning pop star said it was an ‘honour and a privilege’ to represent her home country and promised to use her platform to ‘make a difference’ to the independent nation.

Dua moved to Pristina with her family after Kosovo declared independence in 2008, but returned to London at the age of 15 to pursue a career in music.

She took to social media on Sunday to share pictures from the ceremony as she was awarded with the honour by President Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu in front of her proud parents Anesa and Dukagjin.

'An honour and a privilege': Dua Lipa was made an Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo in a ceremony at the Office of the President in Pristina on Friday

‘An honour and a privilege’: Dua Lipa was made an Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo in a ceremony at the Office of the President in Pristina on Friday

Proud: The singer, 26, was born in London to Albanian parents but spent much of her childhood in the Balkan state

Proud: The singer, 26, was born in London to Albanian parents but spent much of her childhood in the Balkan state

Dua wrote alongside the gallery: ‘Yesterday afternoon I was awarded the title of Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo by our Madame President. 

‘It’s an honour and a privilege to be able to represent my country all over the world and to continue my work and efforts globally to see that we leave our mark and make a difference. 

‘The youth of Kosovo deserves the right to visa liberalization, freedom to travel and to dream big. Thank you.’

Dua also shared an image of a letter she had received from the President, in which she was described as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime musician’ who had continued to make the country ‘proud’ as she travels the world with her Future Nostalgia tour. 

 

Home: The award-winning pop star said it was an 'honour and a privilege' to represent her home country and promised to use her platform to 'make a difference' to the nation

Home: The award-winning pop star said it was an ‘honour and a privilege’ to represent her home country and promised to use her platform to ‘make a difference’ to the nation

Honour: Dua moved to Pristina with her family after Kosovo declared independence in 2008, but returned to London at the age of 15 to pursue a career in music

Honour: Dua moved to Pristina with her family after Kosovo declared independence in 2008, but returned to London at the age of 15 to pursue a career in music

Honour: Dua's certificate from the ceremony on Friday

Honour: Dua’s certificate from the ceremony on Friday

Dua looked smart for the ceremony in a floor-length black gown and oversized khaki blazer. 

The Levitating hitmaker was thanked by the President for ‘continuing to honour’ the country every time she makes a public appearance.

The President also shared a sweet photo of her twin daughters, Dua and Anda, meeting the singer, while praising her for being ‘an inspiration and model for girls all over the world’

In her own Instagram post, President Osmani- Sadriu wrote: ‘Today, I gave the title of Honorary Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to Dua Lipa, because she continues to honour our country in every step and every appearance. 

‘I thanked her, on behalf of all the citizens of the Republic of Kosovo, for everything she has done and is making our voice heard everywhere in the world.’

Proud parents: Dua was awarded the honour in front of her parents Anesa (L) and Dukagjin (R)

Proud parents: Dua was awarded the honour in front of her parents Anesa (L) and Dukagjin (R)

Special moment: She took to social media on Sunday to share pictures from the ceremony as she was awarded with the honour by President Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu

Special moment: She took to social media on Sunday to share pictures from the ceremony as she was awarded with the honour by President Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu

Praise: Dua also shared an image of a letter she had received from the President, in which she was described as a 'once-in-a-lifetime musician'

Praise: Dua also shared an image of a letter she had received from the President, in which she was described as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime musician’

Dressed to impress: Dua looked smart for the ceremony in a floor-length black gown and oversized khaki blazer

Dressed to impress: Dua looked smart for the ceremony in a floor-length black gown and oversized khaki blazer

Alongside an image of Dua hugging her twin daughters, she added: ‘Dua and Anda had the special pleasure of meeting our superstar, the icon of pop music, who has become an inspiration and model for girls all over the world. 

‘She is using her incredible voice and talent, not only to offer the world songs that leave a mark, but also to present the best image of Kosovo everywhere in the world. 

‘Today, because of Dua, there is no one who does not know Kosovo, which has once again made it the centre of world culture through the Sunny Hill festival.

‘Therefore, today at the Presidency we had the pleasure of hosting Dua together with her parents, Dukagjin and Anesa, to thank them for this great contribution to the image of Kosovo in the world.

‘We repeat our common message for visa liberalisation for the citizens of Kosovo, which is also the motto of this year’s edition of the Sunny Hill festival. Thank you, Dua, and welcome home! 

Fans: The President also shared a sweet photo of her twin daughters, Dua and Anda, meeting the singer

Fans: The President also shared a sweet photo of her twin daughters, Dua and Anda, meeting the singer

Icon: The president praised Dua for being 'an inspiration and model for girls all over the world'

Icon: The president praised Dua for being ‘an inspiration and model for girls all over the world’

The president said: 'Dua and Anda had the special pleasure of meeting our superstar, the icon of pop music'

The president said: ‘Dua and Anda had the special pleasure of meeting our superstar, the icon of pop music’

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