DEVIC MONASTERY ROAD INAUGURATION - A joint achievement based on example, endeavour and mutual trust
SKENDERAJ/SRBICA, 23rd September 2014. Deputy Commander of Kosovo Force, General Anton Wessely, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of the road to DEVIC Monastery in the municipality of SKENDERAJ/SRBICA.
The project was funded by the EU to support the DEVIC Monastery. The work to pave the road began in June 2014 and was completed in August 2014 thanks to the fruitful and excellent cooperation between KFOR, local authorities and EU. Furthermore a bridge has been also enlarged making for safer and faster the travel to and from the Monastery.
KFOR played a significant mediation as an impartial actor in Kosovo. This important joint achievement is in line with KFOR policy aimed at promoting dialogue and cooperation as a key success factor for the prosperity of all people of Kosovo.
Since the end of last year, KFOR has encouraged the relationship between the Monastery, the Municipality of SKENDERAJ/SRBICA and Kosovo Police and many positive steps were taken in this area.
On the 17th April 2012 the responsibility for the security of the Monastery was transferred to Kosovo Police and since then there were no security problems for the Monastery.
Last year, the Monastery got telephone and internet connection thanks to the role played by OSCE and lately, on the 18th May 2014, an agreement, related to a DEVIC Monastery property, was reached between the Municipality of SKENDERAJ/SRBICA and DEVIC Monastery through KFOR mediation.
The ceremony was attended by Bishop TEODOSIJE, EU Special Representative in Kosovo Mr Samuel ZBOGAR, the OSCE Head of Mission, Mr Jean Claude SCHLUMBERGER, UNMIK Representative, Mrs Jennifer BRUSH, Minister of Culture Youth and Sport of Kosovo, Memli KRASNIQI and the Deputy Mayor Fadil NURA, from SKENDERAJ/SRBICA Municipality.