Kosovo–Switzerland relations

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Kosovan–Swiss relations
Map indicating locations of Kosovo and Switzerland

Kosovo

Switzerland

Kosovan–Swiss relations are foreign relations between Kosovo[a] and Switzerland. Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008 and Switzerland recognised it on 27 February 2008.[1] Switzerland has an embassy in Pristina since 28 March 2008.[2] Kosovo has an embassy in Bern. In September 2008, Designate Ambassador Naim Mala was refused by Swiss authorities due to his criminal record.[3]

Military[edit]

Switzerland currently has 212 troops serving in Kosovo as peacekeepers in the NATO led Kosovo Force.[4]

See also[edit]

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 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References:

  1. ^ "Bundesrat anerkennt Kosovo" (in German). Tages-Anzeiger. 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Switzerland set to open embassy in Kosovo". Swissinfo. 2008-03-28. 
  3. ^ Switzerland Opposes Kosovo’s Envoy in Bern
  4. ^ "Kosovo Force (KFOR)" www.nato.int Link accessed 21-07-09