Ivanovic: Fate of Kosovska Mitrovica is crucial for Kosovo issue
26 May 2011
State Secretary for Kosovo-Metohija Oliver Ivanovic, who is partaking in the second international conference dubbed Forum for Cities in Transition, in Londonderry, northern Ireland, stated that the fate of the divided city of Kosovska Mitrovica would largely resolve the fate of Kosovo-Metohija.
The fate of Kosovska Mitrovica is crucial for the resolution of the Kosovo issue, and therefore it is important to use the experience of other world cities with similar problems in the search for a solution for the city of Kosovska Mitrovica, Ivanovic told.
Kosovska Mitrovica has been divided as a result of the lack of trust between people, and although it would not be easy, this division can be abolished, he said.
“A lot of positive energy from the people with vision and persistence is needed for such a problem to be solved,” Ivanovic stated.
Forum for Cities in Transition has gathered delegations from Beirut, Belfast, Kosovska Mitrovica, Haifa, Jerusalem, Kirkuk, Kaduna, Mostar, Nicosia, Ramallah, Mitte and the host city of Londonderry.
The Forum was established in Boston, the U.S., in April 2009 by the representatives of the cities of Kirkuk, Nicosia, Londonderry & Kosovska Mitrovica so as to improve life of citizens in divided cities.