Kosovo's government has boycotted the Visegrad regional summit in the Czech Republic after the country's president, Milos Zeman, said he did not want to recognize Kosovo as an independent state.
Kosovo's Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj justified his absence on Thursday with electoral commitments for the October 6th elections.
“Kosovo has entered into a cycle of snap elections and important commitments at this time prevent my participation in the Summit of the Visegrad countries and the Western Balkans.” he wrote on Facebook.
This statement came out on Wednesday during a meeting with his counterpart, Alexander Vucic in Serbia.
“I am not a dictator, so within a month I will consult with advisers to ask them if it is possible to revoke the recognition of Kosovo,” Zeman said.
Just a day before, the president who served as Prime Minister in the year 1999 during the war between Kosovo and Serbia told Vucic that he did not like Kosovo at all, but had no way to act.
The Foreign Ministry and the Czech opposition confirmed that the 2018 decision to recognize Kosovo's independence has not changed, and the decision-making regarding the issue is not within the competence of the head of state.