Kosovo officials want UNESCO to remove four orthodox monasteries from danger list

The three also want UNESCO to no longer refer to the monasteries as Serbian, but as Kosovan, and to stop referring to Kosovo as an “autonomous province.” [Shutterstock/ Narda Gongora]

Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti, President Vjosa Osmani and Kosovo Assembly Speaker Glauk Konjufca have sent a letter to UNESCO asking for four Serbian Orthodox Church monasteries to be removed from its List of World Heritage Sites in Danger.

The three also want UNESCO to no longer refer to the monasteries as Serbian, but as Kosovan, and to stop referring to Kosovo as an “autonomous province.” The Kossev website reported that the Kosovo authorities said this was their celebration of World Day for Cultural Diversity.

The Kosovo officials also said that this latest missive about the Dečani Monastery, “explains the actions of the institutions of the Republic of Kosovo to protect cultural heritage and promote the cultural rights of all communities living in our country.” (EURACTIV.rs | betabriefing.com)

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