Kosovo–Switzerland relations

Kosovan–Swiss relations are foreign relations between Kosovo[a] and Switzerland. Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008 and Switzerland recognised it on 27 February 2008.[1] Switzerland has an embassy in Pristina since 28 March 2008.[2] Kosovo has an embassy in Bern. In September 2008, Swiss authorities initially expressed reservation for the designated Ambassador Naim Mala due to his double nationality[3] but later accepted him.



Diplomatic mission
Embassy of Kosovo, BernEmbassy of Switzerland, Pristina
Ambassador Sami UkelliAmbassador Thomas Kolly


Switzerland currently has 212 troops serving in Kosovo as peacekeepers in the NATO led Kosovo Force.[4]

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Notes and references


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. "Bundesrat anerkennt Kosovo" (in German). Tages-Anzeiger. 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2008-02-27.
  2. "Switzerland set to open embassy in Kosovo". Swissinfo. 2008-03-28.
  3. Berne a émis des réserves sur la nomination de Naim Mala
  4. "Kosovo Force (KFOR)" www.nato.int Link accessed 21-07-09