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Djurić: Continuous help for Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija

February 22, 2018. Source: Tanjug

Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Marko Djurić, said that a large number of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija have already received help after the meeting with President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić and added that in the coming days citizens of Serbian areas will receive a new aid contingent.

Marko Djurić

Photo: Office for Kosovo and Metohija

According to him, the majority of people that were in Laplje Selo already received help, where that was possible, and this help will not stop.

“Dealing with the people who were at that meeting will not stop, and tomorrow and the upcoming days, we will go there and deliver the new aid contingent”, Djurić said, while answering the reporters’ questions at the Tourism Fair, where he officially opened the Kosovo and Metohija booth.

He said that it is very important that the call of the President Vučić and the wave of solidarity were answered by numerous citizens of Serbia, companies, individuals, “those who have a lot, the rich, and those who don’t have anything and who literally took food from their mouth to help our people in Kosovo and Metohija”.

The Minister of Communities and Return in the provincial government, Dalibor Jevtić, stressed that together with the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, several projects were started aimed at survival and potential return of those who have not yet returned to Kosovo and Metohija.

“Ljubožda will be resurrected on Easter, we will finish all the houses there for the families that have returned”, Jevtić said.

According to him, much more is planned for this year than the last, when the lowest number of returnees was recorded.

“The goal is to not have less than 150 houses built this year, to have more reconstructed houses, to launch certain projects especially in Metohija, in order to employ young people. That will be our primary goal”, Jevtić said.

Djurić also commented on this, saying that it is not easy to represent the Serbian people in the Priština institutions and that it is not easy to fight for Serbian interests where we are a minority and where it is sometimes unbearable, in the political sense, “but it is honorable and the right thing to do”.

“We will continue to provide strong support to both the Serbian list and all Serb elected representatives, first in their struggle to preserve the unity of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija, to work on priorities such as return, agricultural development in Serbian communities and in the fight to strengthen Serbian municipalities”, Djurić said.

He told all Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija that the future is in togetherness and a wise and prudent solution to the problem.

He said that all problems will be approached with a “cold head”, thinking about how Serbs will be living in Kosovo and Metohija “in 5, 10, 20 or 30 years’ time”.

“I want our people to know – we plan each step together, taking care of them and their future”, Djurić said, especially thanking Serbian representatives in Kosovo and Metohija.

He once again invited everyone to visit Kosovo and Metohija because, as he said, he is never indifferent after visiting the province, especially after meeting the people and visiting our sanctities.

“Whenever I’m entering Kosovo and Metohija, I personally feel like I’m at the gates of Jerusalem, and I say this as someone who has lived in Israel for a couple of years and I really think that every citizen, regardless of origin, faith, nationality, convictions, has a lot to see and learn in Kosovo and Metohija”, Djurić said.

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