Israel and Kosovo Establish Diplomatic Relations

Kosovo Foreign Minister Meliza Haradinaj Stubla and her Israeli counterpart Gabriel Ashkenazi signed on Monday (01.02) to establish diplomatic ties via video link due to the coronavirus pandemic.  

The signing ceremony was held in Pristina and Jerusalem, while the documents would be exchanged later. 

Israel recognized Kosovo’s independence on September 4, during the White House meeting chaired by the then US President Donald Trump and participated by Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo’s Prime Minister Avdulah Hoti. 

Kosovo’s first ambassador to Israel will be Ines Demiri.