Kingdom recognizes Kosovo independence

April 20, 2009

Saudi Arabia today announced its recognition of the Republic of Kosovo, which declared its independence from Serbia on February 17, 2008. In a statement announcing the move, the Foreign Ministry stated:

“In line with the existing religious and cultural bonds with the people Kosovo, and in respect to the will of the people of Kosovo to obtain independence, the Kingdom announces its recognition of the Republic of Kosovo, and hopes that this development will positively contribute to enhancing security and stability of Kosovo and its neighboring countries.”