PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro, Sept 2 (AFP) -
Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova has completed medical testing at a US military hospital in Germany and the first results of the examinations were satisfactory, a government official said on Friday.
"All the medical testing that the president has undergone is over. The results are very satisfactory," Astrit Haracia, the culture minister and senior official of Rugova's Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), told AFP.
Haracia refused to comment on the state of Rugova's health or a concrete diagnosis after five days of examinations by doctors at the US military hospital in Landstuhl.
"We expect the president to return to Kosovo at the end of this week. Afterwards, the results of testing will be communicated to the public and we will see if he needs further medical treatment," Haracia said.
After reports that Rugova had a flu last week, he was flown urgently to Germany by a US military airplane for further medical testing.
The lack of official statements and a media blackout over Rugova's health condition after his transfer to Germany has provoked widespread speculation and pessimistic scenarios about the state of his health, including suggestions about the possibility of cancer.
"I am so happy the medical testing is over. I do not have any worries about the media reports on Rugova's worst diagnoses," Haracia said.
A long-time advocate of Kosovo independence, Rugova was elected president for the second time last year after October 2004 elections were won by his Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) party.
Kosovo has been administered by the United Nations since a NATO-led bombing campaign ousted Serbian troops in 1999 to end a Serbian crackdown on rebels.