Pakistan recognizes Kosovo

Update: the web site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan has issued a press release confirming that Pakistan recognizes Kosovo. The press release also states that the Pakistani Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey will be accredited as the Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo.

Media in Pakistan have made an unconfirmed announcement over Twitter that Pakistan has recognized Kosovo.

If confirmed, this would make Pakistan the 98th UN Member State to recognize Kosovo.

Following our established practice, we will await confirmation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo before considering this news as official. Stand by for updates. Other reports indicate that the verbal note, confirming the recognition message, has already been sent and is due to arrive shortly.

Nevertheless, we would like to thank the Pakistani people for their support and friendship, with or without the recognition.