Announcement

Kosovo offered membership to European Bank of Reconstruction and Development

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Minister for Europe welcomes Kosovo’s successful application for European Bank of Reconstruction and Development membership.

The Minister for Europe, David Lidington, has welcomed the decision on 16 November by the Governors of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development to offer membership to the Republic of Kosovo.

Mr Lidington said:

“I welcome yesterday’s decision by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development to offer membership to the Republic of Kosovo. EBRD membership will help Kosovo in its efforts to achieve greater socio-economic development, prosperity and stability for all its citizens.

“This is the latest example of Kosovo’s progress towards becoming fully integrated into the international community. The UK will remain strong supporters of Kosovo’s efforts towards this goal.”