Sierra Leone, Liberia recognize Kosovo

Sierra Leone and Liberia recognized Kosovo as an independent and sovereign state.

Sierra Leone, Liberia recognize Kosovo

Sierra Leone recognized Kosovo as an independent and sovereign state, reported today Kosovo's public broadcaster RTK.

Sierra Leone becomes the 43nd state to recognize the Republic of Kosovo. A country of 5 million with a total area of 71,740 sq km located in West Africa, Sierra Leone became independent in 1961 from the United Kingdom.

Sierra Leone is a member of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the African Union.

Also, Liberia recognized Kosovo as an independent and sovereign state, reported today Liberia's Daily Observer.

Liberia becomes the 42nd state to recognize the Republic of Kosovo. A country of 3 million, Liberia was established in 1847 by African slaves set free in the United States.

Although Kosovo is majority Muslim, recognition has been slow among the Islamic countries with only Afghanistan to have completed the process so far.

Malaysia, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have indicated that they are working towards the same goal.

Recognition by the 57 members of the Organization of Islamic Conference is crucial if Kosovo is to achieve its stated goal of securing the support of 97 UN members - half of the total - by September.

Senegal, Burkina Faso and Liberia, Sierra Leone are the African countries to recognize the Republic of Kosovo.

Others on the list of 43 include the United States, most of the European Union and NATO countries, and the majority of world's full democracies.


Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Haziran 2008, 18:42
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