The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo today confirmed thatÂ Commonwealth of Dominica has officially recognized Kosovo as an independent state.
This brings the total number of UN Member states recognizing Kosovo to 97.
We thank the Dominican people for their offer of friendship and acceptance.
Thank you Dominica!
The recognition byÂ 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 ofÂ St. Kitts and Nevis for their offer of friendship and acceptance.
St. Kitts and Nevis becomes the 96th UN Member State to recognise Kosovo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- AssigningÂ 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 sympathisesÂ 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.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo today confirmed that Papua New Guinea has recognized Kosovo as an independent state. Papua New Guinea becomes the 92 UN Member state to recognize Kosovo.
Earlier media reports of this recognition remained unconfirmed. The recognition has been communicated at the United Nations in New York at the meeting between the Papua New Guinean and Kosovar delegations.
We thank the people of Papua New Guinea for their friendship and acceptance.
Update 3: The Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Mr Behgjet Pacolli, has declared that Mali has not recognized Kosovo. Pacolli explains the situation as having arisen from internal problems in Mali.
Update 2: Kosovo Media citing the Global Times are reporting that the news about Mali’s recognition of Kosovo has been refuted by the Republic Mali.
KosovoThanksYou.com urges the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo to provide an explanation about the prompt addition of Mali on the list of countries that recognize Kosovo.
Update 1: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo has not yet confirmed the recognition of Kosovo by Mali. The earlier acknowledgement of this recognition, listed on the web site of the Kosovar Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has been removed. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo has not released any other communique on this subject.
We call on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to clarify the status of this recognition.
The recognition announced by the Deputy Prime Minister Behgjet Pacolli last week, has been acknowledged by the Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Republic of Mali has been listed as having recognized Kosovo. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo has not released any official communication on this recognition.
Mali becomes the 92nd UN Member State to recognize the Republic of Kosovo.
We would like to thank wholeheartedly the people of Mali for their offer of friendship and understanding.
Thank you Mali!
Sometimes we need to take a moment and think about all that has happened since February 17th 2008. In about half a year, Kosovo will be 5 years old. During this time, 91 countries have recognized our home country and many have accepted our existence by not ignoring or preventing Kosovars from using their passports. These are big deeds. Deeds of friendship and acceptance, deeds that show human values and justice.
We want to take a moment and thank all those countries, people, nations, governments and oppositions, monarchs and decision makers, for it is because of you that we can today say “we exist”. Your acceptance has gone beyond senseless boundaries and have embraced friendship and openness. Without it we would not be.
It is your acceptance that gives hope to 2 million citizens of the Kosovar Republic that even if we are far from perfect, have a long way to go, need to build a sensible society that gives birth a sensible governance, are struggling to understand and give roots to Rule of Law, that some day we will make it.
We will probably not meet in the halls of the General Assembly in New York while the Veto remains a tool of politics, we will probably not meet in the Olympic games of Rio 2016 while the International Olympics Committee is willing to bend over to politics, and we will definitely not meet each other playing the Beautiful game while UEFA and FIFA show no backbone to politics.
Nevertheless, the above matter not.
What matters is, that today at least, there are 91 countries that say “Kosovo exists”. And for this we want to thank each and every one of you. Thank you for accepting us, thank you for supporting us, and thank you for recognizing us.
The KosovoThanksYou Team