Germany First to Open Embassy in Kosovo

World | February 28, 2008, Thursday // 00:00

Germany became Thursday the first country to formalize its recognition of Kosovo by renaming its diplomatic office in Prishtina into an embassy.

An inscription reading "Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany" appeared on the façade of the German diplomatic mission in the Kosovo capital, ITAR-TASS reported.

The new Kosovo flag was raised together with Germany's flag. The first permanent German ambassador to Kosovo is expected to be named shortly.

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