ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan has decided to accord recognition to the Republic of Kosovo.
The decision has been made in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Kosovo.
The Pakistan Ambassador in Turkey will be concurrently accredited as Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Republic of Kosovo.
The foreign ministry issued a formal announcement on its website to dispel rumours surrounding Pakistan's recognition.
Kosovo, formerly an autonomous province in Yugoslavia, became independent on February 17, 2008, but is not recognised by a number of countries.
On Monday, Pakistan became the 98th UN state to recognise Kosovo as an independent country.
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