Kosovo and Israel have established diplomatic ties by signing the memorandum of cooperation between Ministries of Foreign Affairs regarding political consultations and progressive collaboration.
The Israeli agreement for the recognition of Kosovo was signed by the minister of Diaspora and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla, and her homolog Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gabriel Ashkenazi.
The Kosovar chief diplomat said that through the establishment of these diplomatic affairs, Kosovo enters a new era.
“Today, Israel became the 117th country to officially recognize the Republic of Kosovo,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs for Kosovo, Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla.
The agreement was formalized during a solemn virtual ceremony. The signed official document emphasized the fact that ‘Kosovo and Israel have decided to establish diplomatic relationships at the ambassador level by reaffirming the dedication to strengthen the fruitful collaboration regarding political, economic, technical and cultural spheres, as well as other mutual interests.”
The mutual recognition between Kosovo and Israel was formalized last year on September 4th in Washington.
Through a Facebook comment former PM of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj called this a historical agreement. He emphasized the fact that this new relationship with Israel further strengthens Kosovo’s diplomacy and position within the international arena.