Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic will not attend the Dubrovnik Forum on Thursday and Friday, Serbian Beta news agency said on Wednesday, citing unnamed government sources.
There is still no official confirmation from Vucic's office, but on Monday he told reporters he probably would not attend. "I still haven't made the final decision because I don't see what we could do that would be substantial. But I'm always ready for talks," Vucic said, adding that in future the Serbian government would refrain from comments on and responses to Croatian officials' statements.
Croatian PM Tihomir Oreskovic said on Tuesday he was not certain whether Vucic would come to Dubrovnik. "As far as I know, Vucic is coming, but that isn't definite yet, considering that the format of the forum has changed... This time there will be no prime ministers' forum but a ministerial forum which should be chaired by (Deputy Prime Minister) Bozo Petrov. Naturally, I will be there too, but we don't know whether that level will suit others."