Kosovo joins WB, IMF.
Kosovo president Fatmir Sejdiu and prime minister Hashim Thaci
formally signed the Articles of Agreement of the World Bank and
International Monetary Fund (IMF) thus making Kosovo a full-fledged
member of the two Bretton Woods institutions. According to Thaci,
membership will not only have economic benefits, but also political
ones. He said membership enforces Kosovo's sovereignty and opens
new perspectives for the country. The signing ceremony took place at the
offices of the US state department in Washington DC.
Serbia has said that Kosovo joining the World Bank and IMF is not
an indication of sovereignty.