Bulgaria–Kosovo relations

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Bulgarian–Kosovan relations
Map indicating locations of Bulgaria and Kosovo

Bulgaria

Kosovo

Bulgarian–Kosovan relations are foreign relations between Bulgaria and Kosovo[a].

Relations[edit]

Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008 and after an evenly split vote in the legistaure, Bulgaria recognised it on 20 March 2008.[1] Bulgaria has an embassy in Pristina[2] and Republic of Kosovo has opened its Embassy in Sofia as of January 2010.

Throughout the Middle Ages, Kosovo has been part of the vast Bulgarian Empire.

Military[edit]

Bulgaria currently has 48 troops serving in Kosovo as peacekeepers in the NATO led Kosovo Force.[3]

ICJ[edit]

Bulgaria is to support Kosovo at the International Court of Justice's oral debate on the legality of Kosovo's independence.[4]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes:

a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognised as an independent state by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References:

  1. ^ "Sofia Officially Recognizes Pristina Sovereignty". novinite.com. 2008-03-20. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 
  2. ^ "Bulgaria to Issue Visas in Pristina", BalkanInsight.com, 27 May 2008. Link accessed 2008-05-27.
  3. ^ "Kosovo Force (KFOR)" www.nato.int Link accessed 21-07-09
  4. ^ "ICJ Sets Agenda for Kosovo Hearing " balkaninsight.com 08-10-09 Link retrieved 09-10-09