Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Kosovo

February 25, 2009

  1. The Exchange of Notes to establish diplomatic relations between Japan and the Republic of Kosovo took place on February 25 (Wed) in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, between Mr. Ryuta Mizuuchi, Minister of the Japanese Embassy in Austria, and Mr. Ram Manaj, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo.
  2. With this Exchange of Notes, diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on the same day.  (The Notes were signed on the Japanese side by Mr. Hirofumi Nakasone, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and on the Kosovo side by Mr. Skender Hyseni, Minister of Foreign Affairs.)
  3. The establishment of diplomatic relations has laid the foundation of friendly and cooperative future relations between Japan and Kosovo.

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