Estonia–Kosovo relations

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Estonia – Republic of Kosovo relations
Map indicating locations of Estonia and Kosovo

Estonia

Kosovo

Estonian–Kosovan relations are foreign relations between Estonia and the Republic of Kosovo[a]. Kosovo unilaterally declared its independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008 and Estonia recognized it on 21 February 2008.[1] The governments of Estonia and the Republic of Kosovo established diplomatic relations in Tallinn on 24 April 2008.[2] The Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to the Kingdom of Belgium, Ilir Dugolli, has been accredited as the non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo through a verbal note of this decision by the Estonian Government. According to this decision, the Kosovo Ambassador in Belgium, Ilir Dugolli, has been accredited as an extraordinary and plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to the Republic of Estonia, resident in the Kingdom of Belgium. The accreditation of Ambassador Dugolli, in the Republic of Estonia is an important step forward in the state of Kosovo’s attempts to establish diplomatic relations and to strengthen bilateral cooperation with states that have recognized the Republic of Kosovo.[3]

Military[edit]

Estonia currently has 30 troops serving in Kosovo as peacekeepers in the NATO led Kosovo Force.[4]

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Notes and references[edit]

Notes:

a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 107 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References:

  1. ^ "Estonia recognises Republic of Kosovo". Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2009-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Estonia Enters into Diplomatic Relations with Republic of Kosovo". Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2009-12-01. 
  3. ^ http://www.mfa-ks.net/index.php?page=2,4,779
  4. ^ "Kosovo Force (KFOR)" www.nato.int Link accessed 21-07-09