Unity is necessary on important issues
President Tomislav Nikolic and Serbian Patriarch Irinej agree that it is necessary to achieve unity оf local public in solving all issues of the national interest. Prime Minister Ivica Dacic also attended the meeting.
Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, President of the Republic of Serbia, and Mr. Ivica Dacic, Prime Minister, talked today with His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, Bishop Irinej of Backa, Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and protopresbyter-stavrophor Savo Jovic, chief secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops attended the meeting at the Palace Serbia.
President Nikolic and Patriarch Irinej agreed on the necessity of the unity of the local public in solving all issues of the national interest.
Discussing the situation in Kosovo and Metohia, they expressed their concern over the recent events and they both agreed that the international organizations, which were present in the Southern Serbian province, were bound by their mandate, approved by the Republic of Serbia, to protect rights and security of all citizens and all religious shrines in Kosovo and Metohia.
Serbian President and Patriarch Irinej also spoke about approaching events with regard to the marking of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan.
This is the second meeting of Nikolic and the Patriarch this week.
Source: RTS, Tanjug