The Department of Labour of New Zealand announces that the Republic of Kosovo passports are acceptable for New Zealand since June 5, 2009.
The statement says that the Kosovo passport meets the definition of a passport as specified under Section 2 of the Immigration Act. All Kosovo passports issued by the Republic of Kosovo, both standard and diplomatic, are considered acceptable travel documents and thus valid for travel to New Zealand if the holder meets immigration policy.
New Zealand has not recognized the republic of Kosovo as an independent state as yet as opposed to it’s close neighbour, Australia, which recognized Kosovo just two days after the declaration of independence. However, the recognition of the passports is a step forward towards recognition of Kosovo institutions.
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The Prime Minister of Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, today confirmed that Kosovo has been admitted to the World Bank. With over 100 countries being in favor of Kosovo joining the World Bank the admittance sends a strong message that Kosovo is accepted as a sovreign state by countries and institutions of the world.
The World Bank is made up of two institutions, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). World Bank’s main role is to help governments lead and implement development projects. The World Bank Group includes additional three institutions.
Acceptance into the World Bank is significant for Kosovo because, together with the IMF, it gives it access to both expertise and funds for the development of the Kosovar economy, infrastructure and society.