The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo today announced that Chad has recognized Kosovo as an independent state. This makes Chad the 91st UN Member state to recognize Kosovo.
We thank Chad and the people of Chad for their friendship and support.
Brunei Darussalam has recognized Kosovo as an independent state according to a communique issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo.
The recognition was communicated via a letter sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the MinisterÂ Mohamed Bolkiah of the Brunei Darussalam Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
This makes Brunei Darussalam the 90th UN Member state to recognize Kosovo.
We would like to thank the people of Brunei for their friendship and recognition.
According to global media reports, the Council of Ministers of Sao Tome and Principe decided to recognize Kosovo as a full member of the international community. The decision was made during the last meeting of the Council of Ministers and was communicated on state television by the Government spokesmanÂ Abnildo de Oliveira.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo is yet to confirm this news.
We want to thank the people of Sao Tome and Principe for their support!
Media reports in: RTP and Afriquejet.
Today marks the 4th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence. Since the 17th of February 2008, 88 UN Member states have recognized Kosovo.
A lot remains to be done. A lot of obstacles remain to be conquered.
We want to thank our friends, supporters, those that have faith in us for their priceless support and help.
We, the KosovoThanksYou web site, also want to take this opportunity to thank all of you that make this site what it is. Without you it would not be possible.
Happy Independence Day
The Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Mr Behgjet Pacolli, has confirmed for Kosovar media that Republic of Ghana has recognized Kosovo.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has updated the list of official countries recognizing Kosovo and has included Ghana as the 86th UN Member state to recognize Kosovo.
We would like to thank the Ghanian people for extending the hand of friendship and to all involved in securing the recognition from the first independent African state.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has updated the list of official countries recognizing Kosovo by adding Cote d’IvoireÂ and Nigeria as countries that recognizeÂ officiallyÂ the Republic of Kosovo.
This brings the total number of countries that recognize Kosovo to 85.
We would like toÂ wholeheartedlyÂ thank the people of Cote d’IvoireÂ and Nigeria Â for their recognitions and freindship.
Thank you Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria!
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo has confirmed as official the recognition by Gabon. Gabon becomes officially the 82rd UN Member state to recognize Kosovo, Kuwait being the 83rd. The Verbal Note confirming this recognition was delivered to the MFA.
We would like to thank the people of Gabon for their support and friendship.
The State of Kuwait has recognized the Republic of Kosovo, reports the Official Kuwait News Agency (KUNA). KUNA reports that Kuwait will soon establish diplomatic relations with Kosovo. KUNA reports that the Minister of state for cabinet affairs Ali Al-Rashed has declared the recognition happened upon instructions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
We would like to thank the people of Kuwait and His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, for extending the hand of friendship to the Kosovar people.
KUNA was founded in 1979 by a Royal decree and represents the official channel of communication for the Kuwaiti government.
In the interest of a more solid and transparent process related to securing recognitions; a more coordinated and planned communication plan on the side of Kosovar authorities; and above all, the view that the citizens of Republic of Kosovo have an undeniable right to be informed in a proper and consistent manner about issues that affect them greatly, this site has decided to remove as “official” the recognitions by Nigeria and Gabon.
In addition to the above, there are another two important reasons to do this. The first reason being the absence of an official confirmation in the form of a verbal note. The second being the desire to see a coordinated and unified approach from the side of Kosovar institutions.
The first reason is crucial. Especially in times Kosovo finds itself. The absence of verbal notes renders the whole process unofficial and not in accordance to internationally accepted protocols. Equally, without having established the act as official, the door remains open for decision revisions and influence by those that work against Kosovo recognitions and Kosovo in general.
The second reason is equally critical given Kosovo is still establishing its statehood. International relations and diplomacy need to be done in a coordinated and secure manner. Communication between states needs to follow well known principles, whereas communication with the general public needs to contain supporting materials that leave no unanswered questions.
It is therefore in light of the above stated reasons that the site has decided to remove Nigeria and Gabon from the official list and mark them as states “in process” of recognizing.
We also want to use this opportunity to request that the Kosovar authorities, and in particular the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, establish a focal point in form of a spokesman/spokeswoman, in charge of communicating official and established recognitions to the Kosovar citizens. The role of this individual would be to serve as the main point of contact.
We remain grateful to the people of Nigeria and Gabon and hope the recognitions are confirmed as official in the coming days.
In closing, we want to acknowledge and applaud the efforts made to date by many individuals in securing more recognitions. These individuals include Kosovar officials and private citizens. We also want to highlight that the above is not meant to belittle or devalue the work and dedication of those involved but to emphasize the need for a more protocol-friendly and coordinated approach in reaching our goals as a state.
Kosovo needs and deserves this.
Media reports indicate that the Republic of CÃ´te d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) has officially recognized the republic of Kosovo. The news comes from media sources reporting the President of CÃ´te d’Ivoire, Alassane Dramane Ouattara, has confirmed the news to the Kosovar delegation in New York. The Kosovar delegation is currently present at the General Assembly event at the United Nations in New York.
This recognition is pending confirmation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo. Upon confirmation it will be marked as official.