Kosovo and Israel have formalized the mutual recognition according to the agreement signed at the White House on 4 September 2020.
At a virtual ceremony on Monday the Kosovo acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Gabriel Ashkenazi, signed the document which states that the two countries establish diplomatic relations and increase cooperation in many fields. The document was signed in four copies: in Albanian, English, Hebrew, and Serbian. The two ministries have also signed a memorandum for political consultations, and a memorandum for development cooperation.
The decision on mutual recognition between Kosovo and Israel was achieved at the White House in September 2020 when Pristina and Belgrade signed agreements to normalize economic relations. Those agreements also included establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Kosovo and for Kosovo to open its embassy in Jerusalem.
US Embassy in Pristina has congratulated Kosovo after establishing diplomatic relations with Israel.
“When our partners are united, the United States is stronger. Congratulations Kosovo and Israel,” the US Embassy said in its post on Twitter. /argumentum.al