The Bahrain Parliament’s foreign affairs, defense and national security committee approved today in its weekly meeting a proposal on recognition on Kosovo’s independence.
The head of committee Sheikh Adel Al Muawda stressed for an immediate recognition of Kosovo Independence and establishing diplomatic relations with the new republic. The head of committee also urged Arab and Islamic countries to follow suit through the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Arab League, and the Organization of Islamic Conference .
Source: Bahrain News Agency
The 24th of March marks the 10th anniversary of NATO strikes aimed at stoping vioelence and ethnic cleansing on Kosovar Albanians. A whole generation of Kosovars will remember this day for all their lives, and with 10 years behind us we can only focus on the future and for this future to be a bright one. Today Kosovo is independent and recognized by 56 UN member states, and many other friends around the world.
But also to this day, the same ideology that in 1999 attempted to forcefully subdue a peaceful nation and tried for almost a century to destroy its future by closing universities, schools and treating Kosovo as a colony, is continuing its bizare and hard to comprehend campaign. The ideology that sits today in Belgrade has caused too much suffering for everyone in South East Europe and we can only hope that 10 years from now it will be history.
Therefore, 10 years may have passed and most countries in the Balkans might have moved on, but we still await for the rest to catch up. At least so we hope.
We must also not forget the thousands that are missing and whose families await to learn about the fate of their loved ones. 10 years later, forgivness has yet to be sought by those that caused harm.
We may celebrate, but we must also remember.
The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Fatmir Sejdiu, today received a letter from the President of the Republic of Palau, Johnson Toribiong through which he announces that Palau recognizes Kosovo an independent and sovereign state.
Palau becomes the 56th UN member state that formally recognizes Kosovo.
Letter sent to the President Sejdiu