Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli announced a new recognition from the African island country during a meeting of Francophone foreign ministers in Paris.
Kosovo Minister of Foreign Affairs Behgjet Pacolli tweeted from France late Saturday night, announcing Madagascar’s recognition of Kosovo’s independence.
He also announced the new recognition on Facebook, attaching a photo of Madagascar’s recognition letter signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Henry Rabary Njaka.
Urime Kosovë! Faleminderit Madagaskar. Nga sot Kosova dhe Madagaskar kanë nga një mik më shumë. Falënderimet e mia më të sinqerta për popullin, Presidentin dhe Qeverinë e Madagaskar.
“I am sure this new stage will open up opportunities for our two countries to consolidate political, economic, and cultural cooperation,” Njaka’s letter reads.
Pacolli arrived in Paris yesterday for a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the International Organisation of La Francophonie in hopes to strengthen Kosovo’s relations with Francophone countries.
Madagascar’s recognition follows a meeting last month between Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and the Madagascar Senate Vice President Amido, when President Thaci asked for the country’s recognition and emphasized his interest for diplomatic cooperation between the two countries.
Last month, Serbian media announced that Suriname revoked its recognition of Kosovo. Serbia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also claims that Guinea-Bissau has revoked its recognition of Kosovo this month.
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