The Ivory Coast is the 84th state that has recognized the Republic of Kosovo.
The recognition from the Ivory Coast has been communicated by the Deputy Prime Minister Pacolli, who was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Enver Hoxhaj, the President of the Ivory Coast, Alassane Outtara, in a very friendly meeting in New York.
The official Prishtina is waiting for new recognitions, which seem that will come from African and Latin countries.
Earlier it was announced that Nigeria recognized the Independence of Kosovo, but this was put in question after debates that arouse between the leaders of this country. During the tour in Africa, Pacolli has been able to receive recognitions from Central Africa, Guinea Conakry, Benin, Niger and Gabon.
The Kosovo Foreign Minister, Enver Hoxhaj, declared that Egypt promised to recognize the independence soon.