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Prishtina, 31 October 2017 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yet has not received any official documents regarding the media reporting that the Republic of Suriname has "rescind the recognition" of the Republic of Kosovo.

Therefore, under these circumstances, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo refers only to the good spirit of friendly relations between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Suriname, and to the Verbal Note on Official Recognition by this State, dated 8 July 2016, through to which the Government of Suriname had recognized the Republic of Kosovo as an independent and sovereign state.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo is aware of the extraordinary interest, the strong efforts and the malignant aims of the neighbouring country, Serbia, in undermining the international legitimacy of the Republic of Kosovo.

Nonetheless, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic speaks with the language of facts and the state of reality. The language of the facts and the state of reality is that Kosovo is an independent and sovereign state, with the legitimacy sealed by the International Court of Justice, required by Serbia itself, and recognized by 114 countries from every continent, has established diplomatic relations with 88 countries, it has joined more than 60 regional, European and international organizations, has opened nearly 40 Diplomatic Missions and Consulates and has accredited non-resident Ambassadors in around 60 countries all over the world.

Kosovo has now been factorized and strengthened its international legitimacy and this should not be seen as an obstacle for Serbia either. Kosovo, in its nearly ten-year existence as an independent and sovereign state, has proven to have contributed to regional peace and security and remains committed to working in this regard by building good relations with all its neighbours, including Serbia.

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