Albania seeks for Kosovo recognition from Libya’s NTC

Albanian Foreign Minister Edmond Haxhinasto has asked the head of Libya’s National Transitional Council, Muhammad Jibril, to recognize Kosovo as an independent state, when the government is formed in Tripoli.

Haxhinasto and Jibril met on Friday on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Since Kosovo declared independence in 2008, the United States and 22 of the 27 EU member countries have recognised the former Serbian province. But Serbia, supported by Russia, has firmly rejected the move and some powerful countries, including China, have also not recognised it.

Five EU member states, Spain, Slovakia, Cyprus, Greece and Romania, are all firmly opposed to recognition.

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