Serbia’s newly appointed ambassador to the U.S., Marko Djuric, has said that a meeting with representatives of “all Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija” will be held in Belgrade on Oct. 13, to discuss Pristina leaders’ refusal to form an Association/Community of Serb Municipalities and a series of recent attacks on the Serbs in the province.
Djuric, who served as the head of the Government’s Office for Kosovo and Metohija from 2014 until his ambassadorial appointment in Washington, has told state public broadcaster RTS that the agreement on the formation of an Association/Community of Serb Municipalities was achieved in Brussels seven years ago, stressing that by refusing to implement it, Pristina “has been disrespecting its signature.”
Asked whether he was satisfied with the achievements of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Djuric replied that “peace has been preserved in Kosovo and Metohija,” adding that he had taken part in 221 rounds of talks in Brussels.
“We have managed to start 340 projects and support the Serbs, a total of 2,370 housing units have been built or renovated, 1,000 families have received a home. A total of 46 churches and monasteries have been refurnished or partly renovated,” Djuric said.