Montenegro halts naming of Ambassador to Kosovo

Montenegrin President refuses to appoint an ambassador to Pristina until Montenegrins obtain ethnic minority status in Kosovo.

“I will neither sign the decree on the appointment of Montenegrin ambassador nor receive credentials from Kosovo’s ambassadors until Montenegrins in Kosovo are recognised as a minority [in Kosovo],” Filip Vujanovic, Montenegro’s head of state, said on Thursday.

Montenegro recognized Kosovo’s independence in October 2008 and two years later, the two countries established diplomatic relations.

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