Dua Lipa has been named an Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo

Dua Lipa has been named an Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo in a ceremony that was held over the weekend.

Taking to Instagram yesterday (August 6), the 26-year-old ‘Future Nostalgia’ artist – who spent a portion of her childhood in Kosovo, and has Kosovo-Albanian parents – shared a photo gallery of the ceremony, featuring her official invitation, certificate, and decoration with a medallion by Kosovo’s Madame President Vjosa Osmani.

The caption saw Lipa note: “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 liberalisation, freedom to travel and to dream big.”

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On her personal Instagram account, Osmani also shared images of the ceremony. Writing in Albanian, Osmani said: “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.

“[She] 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.”

Osmani also recognised Lipa’s father, Dukagjin, who along with the pop star, founded the four-day Sunny Hill Festival, which held its third edition in Kosovo’s capital, Prisitina, on Thursday (August 4).

Lipa reaffirmed her gratitude to the President once again, commenting on her post: “It’s an honour, thank you.”

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Ahead of the inaugural Sunny Hill Festival in 2018, Lipa was given the first ever key to the city of Pristina. In a tweet that showed Lipa alongside then-Mayor Shpend Ahmeti, she wrote: “Such an honour to be given the first key to the city of Prishtina, Kosovo… Thank you for your endless support.”