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New Zealand recognizes the Republic of Kosovo

Prishtina, 9 November 2009 – New Zealand has decided to recognize the Republic of Kosovo.

Recognition occurred through the act of establishing diplomatic relations, when New Zealand agreed to accredit the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo in Great Britain, Muhamet Hamiti, as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kosovo in New Zealand, although resident in London.

The news was communicated today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand, through a diplomatic note sent to Skender Hyseni, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kosovo.

New Zealand is the 63rd state to recognize Kosovo’s independence.

Press StatementPress ReleaseA Memorandum of Understanding is signed between the MFA, MPA and French Embassy for cooperation on the “Advancement of French Language Learning for Senior Government Officials and Co-operation in the Field of Francophonie Promotion Activities in Kosovo”Foreign Minister and First Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Behgjet Pacolli, welcomed his counterpart, the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias