Norway formally recognizes Kosovo

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

Norway formally recognizes Kosovo
The decision was approved at a meeting of the Council of State chaired by King Harald.

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store had signalled Oslo's intent to recognize Kosovo shortly after Kosovo declared its independence February 17.

Norway said Kosovo should guarantee minority rights, religious and cultural heritage as well as respect human rights.

Last Mod: 28 Mart 2008, 14:21
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