Vucic: Serbian heritage in Kosovo-Metohija needs protection

Addressing the 40th UNESCO General Conference in Paris, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday said pressures aimed at the Serbian heritage in Kosovo-Metohija being handed to someone else persisted and noted that the heritage needed protection. Preserving cultural heritage is very important for preserving peace and stability, he said.

13 Novembar 2019 16:37

PARIS - Addressing the 40th UNESCO General Conference in Paris, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday said pressures aimed at the Serbian heritage in Kosovo-Metohija being handed to someone else persisted and noted that the heritage needed protection.
Preserving cultural heritage is very important for preserving peace and stability, he said.
Serbia is an advocate of continued respect of the UNESCO Charter, he said, adding that special attention must be devoted to protecting cultural heritage from all forms of violence.
The Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo-Metohija, which is under UNESCO protection, is in danger, he said, citing the Decani, Pec and Gracanica monasteries as some of the examples.
"That cultural heritage is not only important for the Serbian identity, but for entire Europe and the world as well," Vucic noted.
Serbia will be prepared to cooperate closely and constructively with all UNESCO member states, he said.

Photo: Presidency of Serbia



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