On February 1, Kosovo and Israel will sign the establishment of diplomatic relations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora in Kosovo announced, through an announcement quoted by REL.
The official signing of the diplomatic relations will be done by the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora of Kosovo, Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Gabriel Ashkenazi.
"The Republic of Kosovo is entering a new historical stage with the state of Israel. "Kosovo's international citizenship and subjectivity is being strongly consolidated," the statement said.
"This very important moment for us is the perpetuation of the long-standing friendship between our peoples, which is now being crowned with the establishment of diplomatic relations," the Kosovar foreign minister was quoted as saying, adding that Kosovo is eternally grateful to the United States of America.
On September 4, 2020, Kosovo and Serbia signed at the White House in Washington, two documents for the normalization of economic relations, in the presence of former US President Donald Trump. They were mediated by then-Trump envoy for dialogue Richard Grenell.
With the agreement signed in Washington, Kosovo has pledged to establish diplomatic relations with Israel and to open its diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, while Serbia has pledged to move its existing embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.