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13.06.2006.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: RECOGNITION OF THE REPUBLIC OF MONTENEGRO AS AN INDEPENDENT SOVEREIGN STATE

Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett said: 'The Prime Minister and I have today written to our Montenegrin counterparts, formally recognising Montenegro as an independent sovereign state. This follows a legitimate, free and fair referendum, in which the Montenegrin people expressed a clear desire for an independent state...

13.06.2006.

Anatolian Times: Turkey To Recognize Montenegro & Establish Diplomatic Ties

ANKARA - Turkey decided to recognize Montenegro (which parted from Serbia after a referendum) as an independent state and launch initiatives to establish diplomatic ties.
Turkish Foreign Ministry stated on Monday, "Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul noted that Turkey decided to recognize Republic of Montenegro and launch required initiatives for diplomatic ties in response to the letter of Miodrag Vlahovic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, who expressed their expectation (from Turkey) to recognize Republic of Montenegro as well as to establish diplomatic relations..."

13.06.2006.

MaltaMedia News: Malta extends full recognition to Montenegro

Malta is among the first European countries to extend its recognition to Montenegro as a sovereign independent state following its declaration of independence from Serbia on 21 May. Maltas intentions to formally extend full recognition to independent Montenegro were made known immediately following the meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Luxembourg on Monday, during which Members States agreed to recognise Montenegros independence...

13.06.2006.

Sofia News Agency: Sofia Acknowledges Independent Montenegro

Bulgaria's foreign minister has issued a statement that acknowledges the independence of Montenegro, it was announced Monday. Minister Ivaylo Kalfin has informed Montenegrin colleague Miodrag Vlahovic that Sofia shares the EU position of acknowledging Montenegro, and is willing to establish diplomatic relations with Europe's newest country...

13.06.2006.

Xinhua-English edition: Bulgaria recognizes Montenegro as independent state

The Bulgarian government has formally recognized the independence of Montenegro and would establish diplomatic relations with the Balkan state, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivailo Kalfin said Monday...

12.06.2006.

Kommersant: Russia Acknowledges Montenegro Independent

Russia's President Vladimir Putin signed a Decree on Acknowledging the Republic of Montenegro, RIA Novosti reported referring to the Kremlin's press service. Pursuant to the decree, Montenegro has been acknowledged as a sovereign and independent state by results of the independence referendum held May 21...

12.06.2006.

FOX News - USA: EU Recognizes Montenegrin Independence

BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union on Monday formally recognized the independence of Montenegro and urged it to forge healthy relations with Serbia. The EU foreign ministers said the June 3 independence declaration by Montenegro's parliament was legal confirmation of the outcome of a referendum two weeks earlier, in which 55.5 percent of Montenegrins voted to end their union with Serbia...

12.06.2006.

MosNews: Russia First Nation to Officially Back Montenegro

Russia has recognized the Republic of Montenegro as an independent and sovereign state, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday, the RIA-Novosti news agency reported

12.06.2006.

RIA Novosti: Russia recognizes Montenegro's sovereignty - foreign ministry

Russia has recognized the Republic of Montenegro as an independent and sovereign state, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday. In a referendum held May 21, the tiny Balkan republic voted to break away from its union with Serbia, completing the breakup of the former Yugoslavia...

12.06.2006.

Itar-Tass: Russia recognized Montenegro as independent, sovereign state

Russia has recognized the Republic of Montenegro as an independent and sovereign state in line with a presidential ordinance, says a Foreign Ministry statement posted on the ministerial website...