Rita Ora jets to Kosovo to celebrate tenth independence anniversary of birthplace

Kosovo born British singer Rita Ora poses for a photograph with young fans in Pristina: AP

Rita Ora has flown to Kosovo to celebrate its tenth year of independence.

The 'R.I.P' star jetted to southeastern Europe to headline an open air concert in Pristina.

Ms Ora's family fled the territory in the run-up to war in the 1990s.

In 2015, she was named an honorary ambassador for the country by the then president Atifete Jahjaga.

The main ceremony will take place on Sunday, when President Hashim Thaci and Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli are due back from the Munich Security Conference.

She has already met with current president Ramush Haradinaj as part of this weekend's trip.

A special panel on Kosovo is scheduled to be held at the Munich conference.

Rita Ora meets with Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj (AP)

Kosovo is recognized by 117 countries, including the U.S. and most Western powers, and has joined about 200 international organizations.

But Serbia is still yet to recognise its sovereignty, however, as is Russia, Spain, Greece and several other EU countries.

Additional reporting by the Press Association

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