Government of Samoa recognized the Republic of Kosova

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 to  the president Sejdiu it is noted that  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

Malta Recognition

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malta the decision to officially recognize Republic of Kosova has not been taken yet. KosovaThanksYou team has contacted the MFA on the 5th of August. We are working on acquiring more accurate information regarding the recognition process.

Sierra Leone Recognition (3)

After numerous communications with the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Sierra Leone, the Missions of Sierra Leone in London, New York and Brussels, an official at MOFA has responded to KosovaThanksYou inquiries by saying they are observing the issue and cannot disclose more information at this point. An official at MOFA was unable to confirm to us the reports in the media and has claimed there was no official communication with Kosovar media. To date, there has been no explanation by the local media about this issue.

Sierra Leone Recognition (2)

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.

Regarding Malaysia Recognition of Kosova (2)

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.

Explanation by Republic of Kosova Presidency regarding Malaysian recognition (in Albanian)

Regarding Malaysia Recognition of Kosova

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.

Republic of Kosova Presidency on Malaysia deciding to recognize Kosova

Malaysia Foreign Ministry statement in support of Kosovar independence

Statement by Malaysia’s Foreign Minister regarding Kosovar recognition

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.