Kosovo–Qatar relations

Kosovan-Qatari relations are foreign relations between Kosovo[a] and Qatar. Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008 and Qatar recognized it on 7 January 2011.



Diplomatic mission
Embassy of Kosovo, Dohanone
Ambassador Amir Ahmetinone


The case of Kosovo War was discussed by members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Qatar in 1998.[1] On 7 January 2011 Qatar became the 73rd country to officially recognize the independence of Kosovo. Nearly in the same time Qatar voted in favor of Kosovo's membership on the World Bank.[2] In May 2015 Deputy Foreign Minister of Kosovo Petrit Selimi visited Qatar, where he discussed with Qatari officials about existing opportunities to further the cooperation in areas such as economy and education.[3] Some Kosovar young people work in Qatar, mainly in the service sector, attracted by good job opportunities and high salaries. This has caused among parts of Kosovo society concerns about exploitation of young workers in illegal activities.[4]


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. "Bardhyl Mahmuti: UÇK-ja dhe i ashtuquajturi "Fundamentalizëm islamik"". August 12, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2018.
  2. "Katari njohu Republikën e Kosovës". mfa-ks.net. Ministria e Puneve te Jashtme, Qeveria e Kosoves. January 7, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2018.
  3. "Selimi ftohet në Forumin e Dohas në Katar". May 11, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2018.
  4. "Punësim në Katar apo…?". September 6, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2018.