09.11.2015

We have proven that we can accomplish the impossible when we all work together in the interest of Serbia

Belgrade, 9 November 2015- President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolic congratulated the people of Serbia on the occasion of the victory won in the vote on “Kosovo’s” admission to UNESCO membership, which took place at the UNESCO General Conference. The congratulatory message reads as follows:

“I congratulate the people of Serbia for being confident that we will defend and eventually preserve what our forefathers have been safeguarding for centuries. This is a just moral victory that comes in most unfavourable circumstances, when often what is right cannot count on the majority support.

I congratulate the Government of the Republic of Serbia for having put in huge diplomatic effort and not giving up even when it seemed that this was a losing battle.

Serbia has many friends around the globe who do not base their friendship on the volume of trade in goods or military might, but on the conduct of peoples and states. This victory was not won owing to money, but owing to the respect that the world holds for the Serbian state and people.

We have proven that we can accomplish the impossible when we all work together in the interest of Serbia.

This is the continuation of the struggle for Kosovo and Metohija, and a clear enough sign to everyone that we will never renounce our southern Province.”