Finland recognizes Kosovo

Finland on Friday recognized Kosovo as an independent state, following similar moves by its Nordic neighbours.

Finland recognizes Kosovo
President Tarja Halonen approved the decision to set up diplomatic ties with Kosovo following a recommendation from Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen's government.

The foreign minister of neighbouring Sweden, Carl Bildt, was Saturday due to visit Kosovo for talks with Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and President Fatmir Sejdiu in Pristina as well as officials from the UN administration (UNMIK) and European Union.

Kosovo declared its independence February 17.

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Last Mod: 07 Mart 2008, 17:41
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