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Kosovo Joins World Bank Group Institutions

WASHINGTON DC [HIGH-RES]
June 29, 2009 - The Republic of Kosovo became the newest member of the five World Bank Group institutions today, when Kosovar President Fatmir Sejdiu and Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi signed the Articles of Agreement of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD).

Kosovar President Fatmir Sejdiu; World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick; KosovarPrime Minister Hashim Thaçi (l-r)

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© Ryan Rayburn/World Bank

WASHINGTON DC [HIGH-RES]
June 29, 2009 - Washington DC. (l - r) Kosovar President Fatmir Sejdiu; World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick.

“I am very pleased to welcome the Republic of Kosovo as the newest member of the World Bank Group...Kosovo’s reconstruction and political transition since 1999 has progressed well, with a quicker than expected recovery and a positive economic outlook.”-- Zoellick

Photo: © Ryan Rayburn / World Bank


WASHINGTON DC [HIGH-RES]
June 29, 2009 - Washington DC. (l - r) Kosovar President Fatmir Sejdiu; World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick.

Photo: © Ryan Rayburn / World Bank


WASHINGTON DC [HIGH-RES]
June 29, 2009 - Washington DC. Kosovar President Fatmir Sejdiu and Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi shake hands


Photo: © Ryan Rayburn / World Bank


WASHINGTON DC [HIGH-RES]
June 29, 2009 - Washington DC. Kosovar President Fatmir Sejdiu signs articles of agreement. In addition to becoming a member of IBRD, Kosovo joined the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).  

Photo: © Ryan Rayburn / World Bank


WASHINGTON DC [HIGH-RES]
June 29, 2009 - Washington DC. (l-r) Kosovar Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi and President Fatmir Sejdiu.


Photo: © Ryan Rayburn / World Bank


WASHINGTON DC [HIGH-RES]
June 29, 2009 - Washington DC. (l - r) Kosovar President Fatmir Sejdiu signs articles of agreement. World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Shigeo Katsu looks on.

Photo: © Ryan Rayburn / World Bank


WASHINGTON DC [HIGH-RES]
June 29, 2009 - Washington DC. Kosovar President Fatmir Sejdiu.


Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank