Meeting between Metropolitan Jovan and representatives of the Ministry of Science and the City of Zagreb

On January 12, 2009, Metropolitan Jovan held a meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport (Republic Croatia) and representatives of the city of Zagreb. On behalf of the Ministry, the meeting was attended by Secretary of State Prof. Zelimir Janjic; Secretary of State Prof. Dr Sci. Diana Vican and Josip Ujevic, advisor of the minister; and on behalf of the city of Zagreb: Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandic, Dusko Ljustina, a member of the City Hall foreducation, culture and sport; Jelena Pavichic Vukichevic, Head of the City bureau of education, culture and sport; Deputy Head of the City bureau for finance Vera Salopek; Sanja Pavlovic, a chief of the department for administrative and legal affairs.

Two main themes of this meetings were about construction ofa building of gymnasium and property and legal problems between the Municipality of the SOC and the City of Zagreb. All participants in discussion expressed a great satisfaction with the work so far and the success of thepupils and their professors.

The cooperation between institution of the government and the SOC in education and finance was valued positively. They unanimously confirmed that Serbian Orthodox gymnasium was mutual interest of the Republic of Croatia, the City of Zagreb and the Municipality of the SOC of Zagreb.

And in this atmosphere it was decided to begin making a contract between three interested subjects to the joint financing of the construction of a new building of the gymnasium in Zagreb on the location of current monastery of St Petka. It was also agreed between responsible sides to ensure maximal cooperativeness infinding solutions for property and legal claims of the Municipality of the SOC in order to accomplish the mutual goal.

Source: Metropolitanate of Zagreb and Ljubljana