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Kosovo: Politics and Government

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Russian Federation counterpart on the UK’s recognition of the unilateral declaration of independence by Kosovo. (202111)

[holding answer 28 April 2008]: My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has not discussed Kosovo with his Russian counterpart since the UK’s recognition of its independence on 18 February 2008. However, UK officials at all levels have continued to discuss the issue with Russian officials. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Permanent Under-Secretary, Sir Peter Ricketts, discussed Kosovo with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Vladimir Titov, and the First Deputy Foreign Minister, Andrei Denisov, on 24 April during his visit to Moscow.