We have tried to contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other diplomatic missions of Sierra Leone around the World, but due to the weekend, we were not able to confirm this news. We hope to confirm this by Monday. In the meantime we have noticed that RTK has removed the news from the website without any explanation.
Kosova Public Television RTK announced today that Sierra Leone has recognized Kosova as an independent state. We are trying to get an official confirmation about the news.
The Mission of Republic of Liberia to the United Nations in New York, has confirmed for KosovaThanksYou that the Government of Liberia has recognized Kosova as an Independent State. Thank You from Kosova!!!
According to Liberian Observer, the Government of Liberia has recognized the Republic of Kosova as an independent state. We are working on providing the official confirmation about the recognition.
Today is 100 days since the Republic of Kosova was born. Although at times the climate was rough, until now it has been smooth sailing. The newborn state of Europe which has to date been recognized by 41 countries, is acquiring international support and has faced difficulties only to overcome them.
These 100 days have proven the pessimists wrong. Some claimed our independence to be a precedent, yet this has failed to materialize. Others predicted the failure of law and order and rule of chaos. Again, this too has been far from the reality on the ground.
For a country that is 100 days old, with a people that have gone through a lot, but who show such enthusiasm for change, progress and future, we can say confidently that Republic of Kosova is on the right track.
Problems exist. The state is being built bit by bit. It is a hard and daunting task. But in the face of this all, we can be sure that the next 100 days will only bring improvements.
Due to a misunderstanding that apparently occurred between the Liaison Office of Malaysia in Prishtina and the Malaysian Government, the Liaison Office communicated by mistake that Kuala Lumpur has recognized Kosova. This happened on 20th of February 2008 during the meeting between the Cabinet of the President of Republic of Kosova and the Malaysian Liaison Office.
As it turns out, Malaysia has not yet formally recognized the independence of Republic of Kosova. Malaysia has welcomed Kosovar independence.
Update 1: According to sources who contacted the Malaysian Embassy in Washington D.C., Malaysia has recognised republic of Kosova.
The KosovaThanksYou team is currently trying to confirm conflicting reports from the media regarding Malaysia recognition of Kosova. The team has confirmed reports from official sources and has made inquiries in order to clarify the issue.
Also, due to a technical mistake in our applicaiton while updating the links earlier today Malaysia was removed from the list for a period of five minutes.
The Kosova Thanks You team received confirmation of this news today from the Mission of the Republic of Marshall Islands to the United Nations in New York and the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosova.
The Economist last year published a study about democracies in 167 countries (2007). The Economist Index of Democracy focuses mainly on five categories: free and fair election process, civil liberties, functioning of government, political participation and political culture. According to the study almost half of the World’s countries can be considered democracies, but only 28 qualify as “full democracies”.
Kosova has been formally recognized by 20 out of 28 “full democracy” countries.
We are glad that on the latest report of the Secretary-General on the UNMIK (March 28, 2008), the map of Kosova has been updated. For the first time the label “Province of Kosovo” has been updated to just “Kosovo”, as well as the Kosova border with Serbia has been more emphasized. We are aware that all the borders are not labeled as international, but it is still a sign that UN is accepting a new reality.