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St. Kitts and Nevis Recognition confirmed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The recognition by St. Kitts and Nevis has been confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo. In an email sent to all media contacts, the MFA confirms that the Verbal Note communicating this recognition has been shared by the Kittian and Nevisian Foreign Minister, Sam T. Condor.

We wholeheartedly thank the people of St. Kitts and Nevis for their offer of friendship and acceptance.

St. Kitts and Nevis becomes the 96th UN Member State to recognise Kosovo.

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Happy 100th Anniversary of the Independence of Albania

Happy 100th Anniversary of the Independence of Albania!

Wishing all Albanians, wherever they are, the best for this day.

May the next 100 years be bright and good for everyone.

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Burundi recognition acknowledged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo, total count 95

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo has updated its web site to include Burundi as the 93rd UN Member State to recognize Kosovo. The recognition has been dated to 28th of October 2012.

This brings the total count to 95 UN Member States to recognize Kosovo.

We want to whole heartedly thank the people of Burundi for their friendship and acceptance.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not issue any other communication regarding the Burundi recognition.

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Fiji recognition confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo has confirmed the Fiji recognition.

The Verbal Note confirming the recongition of Kosovo as an independent state has been received by the MFA.

This makes Fiji the 94th UN Member state to recognize Kosovo.

We would like to extend our thanks to the people of Fiji and look forward to a long-lasting friendship.

We would also like to commend the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for following and respecting the process by confirming the recognition as official upon having received the Verbal Note. We strongly support this approach and procedure.

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Timor-Leste (East Timor) recognizes Kosovo

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo today announced that Timor-Leste has formally recognized Kosovo.

This makes Timor-Leste the 93rd UN Member State to recognize Kosovo.

We want to thank the people of Timor-Leste for their friendship and acceptance.

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Our position on confirmation of recognitions

Dear friends and supporters,

We have recently received a number of emails informing us that Burundi has recognized Kosovo. We want to assure you we are aware of the recent events and do our best to be on top of what is happening.

We want to use these recent recognitions as an opportunity to highlight the lack of coordination and communication between Kosovo institutions.

We are in no way undermining or belittling the work of anyone involved in securing these recognitions, including the Deputy Prime Minister Behgjet Pacolli.

We greatly appreciate the work being done in this regard.

But, clear weaknesses remain. Recognitions are being communicated in an uncoordinated and untimely manner. They are announced in an unstructured way and sometimes without clarity.

We are taking this opportunity to request that the Kosovar institutions get serious about working on this together. This means coordinating the announcements, but also giving credit where credit is due. Confirming recognitions with one month delay, having countries missing from the official list, removing countries without giving proper reasons, are not signs of seriously run institutions.

We request that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs take a structured and coordinated approach to announcing recognitions.

  • Clearly indicating whether a country has recognized or has only shown support, and avoiding the use of confusing titles in media releases
  • Assigning a “recognition spokesperson” that would be the official voice for announcing the recognitions
  • Giving credit to the people and institutions involved in securing the recognitions
  • Being transparent when mistakes happen, they happen and it is human for them to happen. No big deal.
  • Clarifying the position on certain “unclear” recognitions
  • When a press release is issued, the MFA web site needs to be updated properly (the last recognition is still missing in the MFA list)

It is easy to do if there is will to do so.

We want to reassure everyone that the team running this web site belongs to no political structure, party or affiliation. The team sympathises with no such entities. We are a completely apolitical group of people that are doing this for the good of the State. Our position is completely neutral in that regard.

All we are asking is that the work be done properly and in a coordinated manner. The people and citizens of Kosovo deserve this, we hope that the Kosovar institutions can deliver this minimum.

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