President Aleksandar Vucic says that it was “not easy and pleasant” but that he is satisfied with his visit to Kosovo and Metohija.
Vucic, who was there during the weekend, said he was satisfied because he has done “an extremely important job” on uniting the people in the province.
He also stressed that he had invited all his political opponents to Mitrovica and talked with them.
Summing up his 13-hour conversations with Serbs in Banjska, Mitrovica, Gracanica, and Laplje Selo, the president said that he wanted to tell them above all that they should stay on their land.
“I had an obligation to tell everyone what is the interest of the Serb people, and that is that must stay and live on their own land. The number of people who welcomed me in Laplje Selo never welcomed anyone since the introduction of the multi-party system. I understood it well that these people came to fight for their country and nation, their livelihoods, for survival,” Vucic said in an interview with the daily Vecernje Novosti.
Asked to comment on the criticism of his political rivals, who labeled the gathering as “obviously staged,” Vucic said that it was the worst for him to hear the visit described as a kind of political reality program, – “and it is well known that these reality programs in Serbia have patented by the thieves who are attacking me.”