The Bahrain Parliament’s foreign affairs, defense and national security committee approved today in its weekly meeting a proposal on recognition on Kosovo’s independence.
The head of committee Sheikh Adel Al Muawda stressed for an immediate recognition of Kosovo Independence and establishing diplomatic relations with the new republic. The head of committee also urged Arab and Islamic countries to follow suit through the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Arab League, and the Organization of Islamic Conference .
Source: Bahrain News Agency
The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Fatmir Sejdiu, today received a letter from the President of the Republic of Palau,Â Johnson ToribiongÂ through which he announces that Palau recognizes Kosovo an independent and sovereign state.
Palau becomes the 56th UN member state that formally recognizes Kosovo.
Letter sent to the President Sejdiu
2008 has been a very important year for the Republic of Kosovo. Our Republic has been recognized by 53 countries the world over, and with very good outlook for more recognitions to come in 2009. Predictions that foresaw instability for Europe have not come to fruition. In short, though a lot more could be done, 2008 can be marked as an important turning and starting point for the Republic of Kosovo.
In the next year, we hope to see an improved foreign policy, and more concrete plans for the economic development of our Republic. We are also hoping to see more activity in streamlining various processes for citizens, such as information about passports.
And of course, more recognitions.
We wish all our supporters, allies and friends a Happy New Year.
May peace and light continue to prevail in 2009.
Malaysia recognized the Independence of Kosovo announces the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo. Today, the chiefÂ of Liaison D’Affairs of Malaysia in Kosovo, M. Mansor handed the recognition letter signed by the Malaysian Foreign Minister, Rais Yatim on October 30th to Minister Hyseni
Earlier this year, Malaysia welcomed the Independence of Kosovo, and today it formalized the recognition.
Malaysia becomes the 52nd UN member country that formally recognizes the new Republic.
Malaysian MFA Letter
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Recognizes the Republic of Kosova notifies the Emirates News Agency. This is also confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kosova.
UAE is the 51th UN and the 1st Arab country that has formally recognized the new Republic.
The Government of Macedonia has formally recognized the independence of Kosovo, Macedonia’s Foreign Minister, Antonio Milososki announced. This happened shortly after the parliament of Macedonia voted pro independence of Republic of Kosova and establishment of diplomatic relations with the new Republic.
The Government of Montenegro unanimously decided to recognize the Republic of Kosova and establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Kosova.
Montenegro becomes the 49th UN member state that has recognized the Republic of Kosova.
Today on October 7, 2008, the Government of Portugal becomes the 48th UN and 22nd EU country that has officially recognized the Republic of Kosova as an independent state.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal Announcement
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kosova has confirmed today that the Government of Samoa has formally recognized the Republic of Kosova.
In a verbal note signed by the Samoa prime minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi sent toÂ the president Sejdiu it is noted thatÂ the Government of Samoa has decided to recognize the independence of Kosova… and that they hope that more countries will embrace the Independence of Kosova which will help on closing the conflict of 90s that damaged Western Balkans and that it will help on stability of the region.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi then added that “We wish you and the people of Kosova success on your efforts to build a state”
Samoa is the 47th United Nations country that has formally recognized the Republic of Kosova.
MOFA of Kosova Press Release