Archive for Recognitions
According to global media reports, the Council of Ministers of Sao Tome and Principe decided to recognize Kosovo as a full member of the international community. The decision was made during the last meeting of the Council of Ministers and was communicated on state television by the Government spokesman Abnildo de Oliveira.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo is yet to confirm this news.
We want to thank the people of Sao Tome and Principe for their support!
Media reports in: RTP and Afriquejet.
The Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Mr Behgjet Pacolli, has confirmed for Kosovar media that Republic of Ghana has recognized Kosovo.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has updated the list of official countries recognizing Kosovo and has included Ghana as the 86th UN Member state to recognize Kosovo.
We would like to thank the Ghanian people for extending the hand of friendship and to all involved in securing the recognition from the first independent African state.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has updated the list of official countries recognizing Kosovo by adding Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria as countries that recognize officially the Republic of Kosovo.
This brings the total number of countries that recognize Kosovo to 85.
We would like to wholeheartedly thank the people of Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria for their recognitions and freindship.
Thank you Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria!
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo has confirmed as official the recognition by Gabon. Gabon becomes officially the 82rd UN Member state to recognize Kosovo, Kuwait being the 83rd. The Verbal Note confirming this recognition was delivered to the MFA.
We would like to thank the people of Gabon for their support and friendship.
The State of Kuwait has recognized the Republic of Kosovo, reports the Official Kuwait News Agency (KUNA). KUNA reports that Kuwait will soon establish diplomatic relations with Kosovo. KUNA reports that the Minister of state for cabinet affairs Ali Al-Rashed has declared the recognition happened upon instructions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
We would like to thank the people of Kuwait and His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, for extending the hand of friendship to the Kosovar people.
KUNA was founded in 1979 by a Royal decree and represents the official channel of communication for the Kuwaiti government.
Media reports indicate that the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) has officially recognized the republic of Kosovo. The news comes from media sources reporting the President of Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Dramane Ouattara, has confirmed the news to the Kosovar delegation in New York. The Kosovar delegation is currently present at the General Assembly event at the United Nations in New York.
This recognition is pending confirmation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo. Upon confirmation it will be marked as official.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo has issued a statement confirming the recognition by Sultanate of Oman. The confirmation that Oman has recognized Kosovo happened during bilateral meetings between the Kosovo delegation and the Omani delegation at the United Nations in New York.
The Omani Foreign Minister, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, has communicated the decision and position of his government to the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, and the Foreign Minister of Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj, during the meeting in New York.
We would like to thank the Omani people and government for reconfirming their stance and maintaining their friendship with the Kosovar people.
Link: Ministry of Foreign Affairs reconfirmation (in Albanian).
Kosovar media report that Deputy Prime Minister Behgjet Pacolli has confirmed that Federal Republic of Nigeria has recognized Kosovo. During his visit to Nigeria, the Deputy Prime Minister has secured the recognition Nigeria.
We would like to thank the people of Nigeria for their friendship and recognition. Thank you!
Update: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reconfirmed on September 20th 2011 that the Sultanate of Oman has recognized Kosovo.
Kosovar media report that the Deputy Prime Minister Behxhet Pacolli has confirmed the recognition by Republic of Gabon. It also reports that the Verbal Note sent by the Sultanate of Oman was misinterpreted as a recognition. As a result the Ministry of Foreign Affairs it is claimed corrected this error and has removed Oman from the list of countries that have recognized the Repubic of Kosovo (see: MFA List). Nevertheless Oman still appears on the MFA list.
We would like to thank the people of Gabon for extending the hand of friendship and respect.
Update: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reconfirmed that the Sultanate of Oman has recognized Kosovo.
Kosovar media report that due to a misunderstanding the Verbal Note sent by the Sultanate of Oman was interpreted as a recognition. The Kosovo Thanks You team is awaiting official confirmation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before making any amends to the web site.
It is important to note that the Sultanate of Oman did not revoke or break diplomatic relations with Kosovo.