President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani, and Prime Minister, Albin Kurti appointed Petrit Ajeti as the director of the Kosovo Intelligence Agency (AKI).
“This appointment was made in accordance with the constitutional competencies of the President and Prime Minister of Kosovo,” the statement issued by the Presidency reads.
Ajeti has over 15 years of working experience in the security field, according to the Presidency.
Since 2013 he worked in the Ministry of Defense of Kosovo in several capacities, Foreign Investment Coordination Officer and Acting Head of Sector for Euro-Atlantic Integration and most recently Head of the Cabinet of the Secretary-General.
He was also a member of the working group for drafting the first Defense Strategy. While in the period of 2007-2010, Ajeti worked at the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the capacity of senior official in the Department for Internal Security Policy-Making as well as in the Department for Citizenship, Asylum and Migration.
The appointment of Ajeti comes one day after the Parliamentary Committee for the Oversight of the AKI recommended to the government that the institution should have its head as soon as possible.
Kosovo’s Intelligence Agency is left without its head following the joint decision of former Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and the former Acting President, Osmani, to dismiss its director, Kreshnik Gashi on December 17.
Article 84 of the Constitution which lists the competencies of the President states that the latter “alongside the Prime Minister, jointly appoints the Director, Deputy Director and Inspector General of Kosovo’s Intelligence Agency”.
Musliu added that leaving the Intelligence Agency without its head for so many months, is a danger to national security.