SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
ON THE RECOGNITION OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO
6 May 2008 No X-1520 Vilnius
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, having regard to:
1) the declaration of independence of Kosovo adopted by the Assembly of Kosovo on 17 February 2008 and declaring Kosovo an independent and sovereign state;
2) the statement of the President of the Republic of Lithuania of 18 February 2008 welcoming the decision of Kosovo to proclaim independence;
3) the position of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania expressed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs at the meeting of the European Union General Affairs and External Relations Council on 18 February 2008 stating that the independence of Kosovo is the only sustainable solution in the current situation which will provide the perspective of safety and stability in the region;
4) the conclusions adopted by the European Union General Affairs and External Relations Council on 18 February 2008 concerning Kosovo reaffirming its commitment to comprehensively and efficiently support the European perspective to Western Balkan countries and the Republic of Serbia and noting that the Kosovo case is unique and cannot be used as a precedent for resolving other frozen conflicts and that it does not violate the international law principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of states, has resolved:
To recognise the state independence of the Republic of Kosovo.
To recommend the Government of the Republic of Lithuania to establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Kosovo.
SPEAKER OF THE SEIMAS Česlovas juršėnas