Dua Lipa named honorary ambassador of Kosovo: 'It’s an honour and a privilege'

The singer was recognized by Kosovo, her home country, on Friday.

August 8, 2022, 2:23 PM

Dua Lipa is an honorary ambassador of Kosovo.

On Friday, the global superstar visited Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, who recognized the "Future Nostalgia" singer and awarded her with a medal.

"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," Lipa wrote in an Instagram post. "The youth of Kosovo deserves the right to visa liberalization, freedom to travel and to dream big. Thank you."

Since becoming a global superstar, Lipa has used her platform to promote her home country of Kosovo, including holding her annual Sunny Hill music festival there.

"You continue to make us immensely proud of your success," Osmani-Sadriu wrote in a letter she gave Lipa. "You are also a role model for many girls and women across the world as a forthright and conscientious activist. But above all, what you have done for the people of Kosovo, in raising awareness of the Republic of Kosovo is unmatched and truly invaluable."

Osmani-Sadriu also shared a carousel of pictures from the event, and wrote in Albanian, "Today, I gave the title of Honorary Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to Dua Lipa, because she continues to honor our country in every step and every appearance."

The 26-year-old was born in London to Kosovo Albanian parents.

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