Kosovo–Norway relations

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Kosovan–Norwegian relations
Map indicating locations of Norway and Kosovo



Kosovan–Norwegian relations are foreign relations between Kosovo[a] and Norway. Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 17 February 2008 and Norway recognised it in 28 March 2008.[1] Norway has an embassy in Pristina, while Kosovo has hinted that it will include Norway in the second wave of embassy openings.


Norway currently[when?] has 8 troops serving in Kosovo as peacekeepers in the NATO led Kosovo Force.[2] Thorstein Skiaker was the 5th KFOR Commander from 6 April 2001 - 3 October 2001.

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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 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.


  1. ^ "Norway recognises Kosovo as an independent state". 28 March 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "Kosovo Force (KFOR)" www.nato.int Link accessed 9 July 2009