Kosovo says now recognised by 100 countries

Jun 27, 2013    

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Egypt has become the 100th country to recognise Serbia's former province of Kosovo as independent, the Pristina government said on Wednesday, a milestone for the Balkan country's pursuit of full international acceptance."The oldest state in the world, Egypt, has officially recognised now the youngest state in Europe - Kosovo," Kosovo Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj said on Twitter.A ministry official said this was the 100th recognition since Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in February 2008 with the backing of the West. The country of 1.7 million people is ...

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