The Solomon Islands annuls recognition of Kosovo: The first official annulment

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The Solomon Islands has annulled its recognition of Kosovo, the Pristina-based Koha reported, citing KTV, which allegedly got hold of a document on the annulment sent to Kosovo institutions on November 28th.

KTV claimed to have seen two notes – one from the Solomon Islands office in Australia, which states that the Foreign Ministry is sending their decision to annul the recognition to Kosovo, while the second note recalled the earlier diplomatic relations between these two states:

„The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Solomon Islands has the honor to inform the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo that, after carefully considering and taking into account the continuation of negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina on the final status of Kosovo and UNSC Resolution 1244, the Solomon Islands Government decided to annul the recognition of Kosovo as an independent and sovereign country. This decision reached by the Solomon Islands will remain in force until the EU-mediated negotiations are completed,“ the document said.

KTV further claimed that the Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied that such a document was obtained.

„The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not received any official document from the official channels regarding the issue in question. We believe that this is all a continuation of Serbian propaganda,“ the head of the Public Communications, Sami Kastrati told KTV.

According to Serbian sources, the Union of Comoros, Grenada, Dominican Republic, Suriname, Liberia, Sao Tome and Principe, Guinea-Bissau, Burundi, Papua New Guinea and Lesotho have also annulled Kosovo’s recognition.

Kosovo Foreign Ministry officials say that this is „false news“ and Serbian propaganda.

According to the information provided by Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 116 states have recognized the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo. On the other hand, according to the data of the Kosovo Office – it is 106. Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic announced that the number will fall below 100 by the end of the year.

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