SANA'A, June 11 (Saba) - Yemen on Tuesday announced its recognition of the Republic of Kosovo as an independent and sovereign state.
The recognition of the Republic of Kosovo came in a statement issued today by the Foreign Ministry.
"Therefore, the Yemeni government will establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Kosovo in order to develop the bilateral relations and serve the common interests of the two brotherly countries and peoples in all fields," the Foreign Ministry said.
The statement expressed the government's aspiration of the Republic of Kosovo to exercise its effective role as a new member of the international community to help underpin the security and stability in the Balkan region and the world.
It also pinned hopes that friendly relations and mutual respect prevail between the two neighbors, Kosovo and Serbia, for the prosperity of their peoples and the security and stability of the region.
The Foreign Ministry urged Kosovo and Serbia to resolve all outstanding issues between them in accordance with the principles of the international law and the United Nations Charter.