Kosovo–Norway relations

Kosovan–Norwegian relations are foreign relations between Kosovo[a] and Norway. Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008 and Norway recognised it on 28 March 2008.[1] Norway has an embassy in Pristina, while Kosovo has hinted that it will include Norway in the second wave of embassy openings.



Diplomatic mission
Embassy of Kosovo, OsloEmbassy of Norway, Pristina
Ambassador Uliks EmraAmbassador Jens Erik Grøndahl


Norway currently[when?] has 8 soldiers serving in Kosovo as peacekeepers in the NATO-led Kosovo Force.[2] Thorstein Skiaker was the 5th KFOR Commander from 6 April 2001 - 3 October 2001.

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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. "Norway recognises Kosovo as an independent state". 28 March 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2008.
  2. "Kosovo Force (KFOR)" www.nato.int Link accessed 9 July 2009