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Minister Hoxhaj asks Solomon Islands to recognize Kosovo

Prishtina, August 24, 2012 – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Enver Hoxha is continuing the lobbying tour in the states of Oceania in securing new recognitions for Kosovo.

After visits and meetings with his counterparts from Fiji and Nauru, Minister Hoxhaj met with Clay Forau Soalaoi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Solomon Islands, a sovereign state composed of a large number of islands in Oceania.

During the meeting, Minister Hoxhaj, having presented the achievements in Kosovo and the progress that has been made in stability and peace in the region after the declaration of independence, asked from his counterpart Forau Soalaoi that his country would recognize the independent and sovereign state Kosovo.
"Kosovo is interested to have important strategic partners in the Pacific countries and small states should support and stand by each other in further developments", said among others Hoxhaj during the meeting.

On the other hand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Solomon Islands, Clay Forau Soalaoi, said that his country will take such request in consideration, expressing a strong sympathy for the independent and democratic Kosovo.

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