New UNMIK deputy chief attends inauguration of renovated road to Devic Monastery
23 September 2014 – The new Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) in Kosovo, Jennifer Brush, made her first field visit to Skenderaj/Srbica, to attend the inauguration of a newly built bridge and improved road to the Devic Monastery. DSRSG Brush met with: Bishop Teodosije of Raška and Prizren;  the Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture, Mr. Memli Krasniqi; the Deputy Mayor of Skenderaj/Srbica, Mr. Fadil Nura; the Head of the European Union Office in Kosovo /European Union Special Representative in Kosovo, Mr. Samuel Žbogar; and other diplomatic and community representatives.
In a speech to the attendees, DSRSG Brush said, “I understand the relationship between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Municipality of Skenderaj/Srbica has improved, including municipal support for reconnecting the Monastery’s telephone lines and providing Internet. This is a positive development. The international community welcomes these efforts as they indicate the commitment of both municipal authorities and the Serbian Orthodox Church to find a way to live together and jointly pursue a more prosperous and stable life for all who live here.”
UNMIK's new deputy chief, Jennifer Brush (center), listens as Bishop Teodosije of Raška and Prizren (left) and Abbess Anastasia (right) explain the history and current realities of the Devici Monastery.
DSRSG Brush greets Bishop Teodosije [(From left to right): KFOR Deputy Commander Bgdr Mag. Wessely Anton; DSRSG Brush; Deputy Ambassador of France to Kosovo, Lise Moutoumalaya; Head of OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Ambassador Jean-Claude Schlumberger; Bishop Teodosije]