For the first time, the Czech Republic has appointed an ambassador to partially recognized Kosovo: Bohumil Mazanek.
This is stated in a statement by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to Yevropeiska Pravda.
"Bohumil Mazanek is the first Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Kosovo," the Czech Foreign Ministry said.
Mazanek previously served as ambassador to Lithuania and was consul general in Shanghai and Katowice.
In total, Czech President Petr Pavel approved the candidacies of 26 ambassadors to foreign countries on the proposal of Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky. The ambassadors are replaced as part of the planned summer rotation.
Kosovo declared its independence in 2008. The Czech Republic recognized it the same year.
Although there is a Czech embassy in Pristina, there has been no Czech ambassador to Kosovo until now.
The Czech Foreign Ministry has previously stated the need to send an ambassador to Kosovo in order to "correct the absurd situation when the Czech Republic recognizes Kosovo's independence, has an embassy in the country, but has no ambassador there."
Author - Olena Madiak, 25/07/2023