New York: The Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of Kosovo yesterday signed a joint statement regarding the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations between the two countries.

According to the Bahrain News Agency (BNA) the statement, which was signed at the head office of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s permanent mission to the United Nations, emanates from a mutual desire to boost friendship and cooperation in various fields, and a keenness to develop and boost relationships based on mutual respect, guaranteeing national sovereignty and the territorial integrity of both countries in accordance with United Nations Conventions and international law.

The Kingdom’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Jamal Faris Al Rouwai’ee, signed the statement on behalf of Bahrain, while the Republic of Kosovo’s Consul-General to the US signed on behalf of Kosovo in New York.