Hungary–Kosovo relations

The Hungary–Kosovo relations are foreign relations between Hungary and Kosovo.[a] Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008 and Hungary recognised it on 19 March 2008.[1] Hungary has an embassy in Pristina.[2]



Diplomatic mission
Embassy of Hungary, PristinaEmbassy of Kosovo, Budapest
Ambassador József BenczeAmbassador Shpend Kallaba
Embassy of Hungary in Kosovo


Hungary currently has 353 troops serving in Kosovo as peacekeepers in the NATO-led Kosovo Force.[3]

See also


a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently (this note self-updates) recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.



  1. "Hungary recognizes Kosovo's Independence". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary. 2008-03-19. Archived from the original on March 23, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-19.
  2. "Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in Pristina". Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Archived from the original on 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2008-06-27.
  3. "Kosovo Force (KFOR)" Link accessed 21-07-09