Guinea, Niger recognise Kosovo

2011-08-16 22:17

Pristina - Guinea and Niger have become the latest nations to recognise Kosovan independence, deputy prime minister Behgjet Pacolli said on Tuesday.

The move was confirmed in an official statement which said recognition by the two African countries followed "heavy lobbying" by Pacolli.

Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008 and has so far been recognised by 79 countries including the United States and most European Union nations.

Belgrade refuses to recognise an independent Kosovo and considers the territory its southern province.

Despite the dispute, Serbian and Kosovo officials began European Union-brokered talks in March to try to resolve practical problems between the two, many of which are the legacy of the 1998-99 Kosovo war.

Negotiators will meet next month in an attempt to defuse the current row over the control of border posts in the north of Kosovo, reports said on Tuesday.

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