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The Republic of Benin is the 80th state to recognize Kosovo’s independence

Prishtina, 18 August 2011– The Republic of Benin has officially recognized Kosovo’s independence, increasing to 80 the number of states that have recognized the independent and sovereign Republic of Kosovo.
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A verbal note recognizing the Republic of Kosovo was sent by this West African state to Kosovo by the First Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Behgjet Pacolli, who is on a tour lobbying for Kosovo’s recognition in many African countries.

The verbal note was presented to the media in Prishtina by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Ibrahim Gashi.

Deputy Minister Gashi said that recognition by the Republic of Benin, which is the third this week from Africa, is the fruit of the lobbying activity in Africa of the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Kosovo Government, Behgjet Pacolli.

“Mr. Pacolli’s lobbying activity in Africa is in the spirit and service of realizing the strategy for recognition, drafted jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Pacolli and all other actors in Kosovo’s foreign policy, and very soon there will be more recognitions from Africa”, said Gashi.

The Deputy Foreign Minister stated that those responsible for foreign policy in the Republic of Kosovo are lobbying to conclude the process of recognition.

“We believe that up to the end of this year, this process will result in a significant increase in the number of states recognizing Kosovo, so that at least half of all UN member states will recognize the Republic of Kosovo”, said Deputy Minister Ibrahim Gashi.

The Republic of Benin is in West Africa and borders Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and the Republic of Niger. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the Government is located in the state’s largest city, Cotonou. Benin has a territory of 110,000 kilometers square and a population of about 9 million.

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