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BFI hopeful of resolving visa issue for 3-member Kosovo contingent

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Saturday said he is hopeful that the lone from Kosovo, a country that does not recognise, will be able to compete in next week's women's world championships here.

"The concerned also has an Albanian passport and we have diplomatic ties with Albania, so that should work," Singh told

"We have made some headway in the matter. I will be meeting officials at the on Monday and hopefully she will be granted a visa to compete here," he added.

Kosovo, a partially recognised state in Eastern Europe, would be fielding just one (60kg) along with two coaches, in the competition.

declared independence from in 2008 and has since been granted recognition by 113 members of the

However, has refused to do so, maintaining that it would respect the sovereignty of

is one of nine debutants at the world championship, which starts on November 15.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 20:05 IST