UAE recognises Kosovo as independent nation

October 15th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, Oct 15 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has officially recognised the Republic of Kosovo as an independent and sovereign state.The UAE gave its recognition in accordance with its firm support for the principle of the legitimate right of peoples to self-determination, the state-run Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

In its statement, the UAE wished the government and people of Kosovo prosperity and progress.

Located in southeast Europe between Serbia and Macedonia, Kosovo officially declared itself an independent nation in February this year.

Around 50 nations have given recognition to Kosovo as an independent nation so far.

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