16 November 2012 FOCUS News Agency
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On 12 November Kosovo boycotted the scientific conference in Tirana on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its founding, attended by representatives of foreign countries, including Serbia.
The reason for that, based on public declaration of the Kosovo Academy of sciences and Arts, is the attendance at the conference of the current deputy president of the Serbian Academy of science academic Ljubisa Rakic, who was one of the authors of the infamous project “SANU Memorandum” drafted in 1986, which formed the ideological base and paved the road for Milosevic repressive policy and the bloody wars in former Yugoslavia since 1987.
In official letter to Tirana, the President of the Academy for Sciences and Arts academic Hivzi Islam justifies the Kosovo non-participation in the event, reminding that "for
the same reason the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts did not invited the Serbian Academy and even the Montenegrin side, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of its founding last year”.