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Minister Hyseni met the Ambassadors of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., 3 February 2010 - During his visit to Washington, D.C., and as part of his campaign to convince states which have not yet formally recognized the Republic of Kosovo, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo Skender Hyseni met with Ambassadors of member states in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), accredited in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., 3 February 2010 - During his visit to Washington, D.C., and as part of his campaign to convince states which have not yet formally recognized the Republic of Kosovo, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo Skender Hyseni met with Ambassadors of member states in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), accredited in Washington, D.C.

The Ambassadors responded with interest to the speech Minister Hyseni gave during the meeting, in which he presented and explained the necessity and the justice of recognizing the state of Kosovo.

The Minister talked about the specific context in which the state of Kosovo was created, starting with the violent and non-consensual disentegration of former Yugoslavia, the massive violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the NATO intervention, as well as the international administration of Kosovo and the status negotiations.

The Minister informed the Ambassadors about the achievements of the Republic of Kosovo since the declaration of independence, as well as discussing the importance of recognitions for further consolidation of the new state internally and internationally, and in particular for membership in international organizations.

In this context, Minister Hyseni repeated his call to these states to recognize Kosovo’s independence and some of the Ambassadors advised him that their states were reviewing the question of recognition. They assured the Minister that they would pass on his request to their Governments.