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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.

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