Ministers Jeremic and Sijakovic meets with members of the Holy Synod of the SerbianOrthodox Church

Members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, during a formal session, on January 22, 2009 met and discussed with ministers of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Vuk Jeremic, a Minister of Foreign affairs; and Mr. Bogoljub Sijakovic, a Minister of faith. During the talks they specially concentrated on a question of Kosovo and Metohija and a protection of spiritual and cultural heritage of the Serbian Church and Serbian people on Kosovo and Metohija.Minister Jeremic informed the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops about efforts of the Serbian government to preserve Kosovo and Metohia as an integral part of the Republic of Serbia, as well as on that the international law is the strongest argument in witnessing of our State at the International Justice Tribunal as the defense of the integrity of the Republic of Serbia.Also minister Jeremic reported to the Holy Synod about future actions of the legal team of the Government of the Republicof Serbia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs considering the protection of our people and its sanctuaries in Kosovo and Metohija. He emphasized the necessity of a synergy of the Church and the State in this hard moment for our people in Kosovo and Metohija, especially after the formation of paramilitary organizations – selfnamed as Security Forces of Kosovo, which supported some European countries and other states.

They also discussed the cooperation with the UNESCO in there re-construction of destroyed churches and monasteries in Kosovo and Metohija.