Vučić sees safer, more prosperous future
Aleksandar Vučić said on Friday that he will "continue to fight for a more secure and prosperous future for all citizens of Serbia, including those in Kosovo."Source: Tanjug
The first deputy prime minister made the statement while visiting the Serbian Orthodox monastery of Visoki (High) Dečani in Kosovo and Metohija.
After liturgy was served on the occasion of St. Vitus' Day (Vidovdan), a day when in 1389 the Battle of Kosovo was fought, Vučić pointed out that "the Serbian people has to look to the future, at the same time respecting its own past and recognizing all the obstacles in front of it, but that it also has to find the best possible way to bypass and surmount these obstacles."
"A great deal of work, effort and energy we will have to invest is ahead of us, but there is no more blood, no return to the past, no more all those troubles we were going through for 20 or more years," Vučić said.
He stressed that, at a moment when everyone will try to find a flaw in everything Serbia was doing in the past months, he can proudly say that no one in the world has said a word about Serbia not respecting some agreements or its obligations.
"Serbia has become a reliable partner to everyone in the world," Vučić added.
Asked "whether the Kosovo elections in the fall would affect elections in Serbia," Vučić said that the issue of early elections "has not been given consideration," that it was "important to try and do the most important and the biggest jobs for the people and not think about parties and partisan interests."
As he put it, Serbia is on the right track and is not locked in stalemate anymore. This is good news despite numerous obstacles it will face, he added.
"Many hard things are ahead, much remains to be done, we have to make progress in political, economic and every other sense, and once we achieve this, there will be no more obstacles for us," Vučić underlined.
"Serbia's task is to take care of its people in any place. Therefore we will come to Dečane more often, and not only to Dečane but everywhere in Kosovo, to tell our people that we are with them, that they will never be alone or left behind and to clearly say that this is simply our commitment and pledge for the future," said Vučić, who conferred with Visoki Dečani Monastery Abbot Sava Janjic after the liturgy.
The first deputy prime minister was welcomed in front of the monastery gate by Director of the Government Office for Kosovo Aleksandar Vulin and Belgrade's liaison officer in Priština Dejan Pavićević.
Several dozen believers from Strpce and other places in Kosovo came to Visoki Dečani Monastery early Friday morning.
The liturgy service was also attended by advisor to the Serbian president Marko Đurić and Head of Peć District Vinka Radosavljević.