Albania backs Kosovo’s independence in International Court of Justice lawsuit.

By bne IntelliNews December 3, 2009
Albanian delegation to the Hague-based International Court of Justice took part on Wednesday (Dec 2) in the first hearing session on the case for the recognition of Kosovos independence. Albanian ambassador to the Netherlands Gazmen Barbulushi said his country recognized Kosovo based on its conviction that Kosovo's independence is fully in line with international law. German and Saudi Arabian delegations also put their views in favour of the independence during the opening session. The opposition was presented by Argentinean representatives, who claimed that the unilateral declaration of independence 'breaches an obligation to respect the territorial integrity of Serbia . A total of 29 counties have applied for the debate and each of the delegation will present its position in 45 minutes time. The discussion session will be completed on Dec 11 then the International Court of Justice produce an advisory opinion on the unilateral proclaimed Kosovo independence.

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