Kosovo–Sweden relations

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Kosovo–Sweden relations
Map indicating locations of Kosovo and Sweden

Kosovo

Sweden
Kosovan embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.

Kosovo–Sweden relations are foreign relations between Kosovo[a] and Sweden. Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008 and Sweden recognised it on 4 March 2008.[1] Kosovo opened an embassy in Stockholm on 15 December 2009.[2] The Swedish Liaison Office in Pristina, which was later upgraded to embassy status, represents Sweden's interests in the Republic of Kosovo.[3] On 8 March 2008, the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt became the first foreign minister to officially visit Kosovo since it declared its independence.[4]

Military[edit]

Sweden currently has 243 troops serving in Kosovo as peacekeepers in the NATO led Kosovo Force.[5]

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 received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References:

  1. ^ "Sweden recognises the Republic of Kosovo" (Press release). Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. 2008-03-04. Archived from the original on 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  2. ^ Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Stockholm
  3. ^ Liaison Office of Sweden in Pristina, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
  4. ^ Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt to visit Kosovo and Macedonia, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 6 March 2008.
  5. ^ "Kosovo Force (KFOR)" www.nato.int Link accessed 21-07-09.