SRSG Ziadeh met with Grand Mufti Tërnava to reaffirm the importance of interreligious dialogue in community trust-building process
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMIK, Caroline Ziadeh, met today with Grand Mufti Naim Tërnava to discuss present state of interfaith relations in Kosovo, recognizing the significance of maintaining open channels of communication between diverse religious and ethnic communities. SRSG Ziadeh expressed her appreciation for Grand Mufti’s dedication to fostering dialogue, advocating tolerance, and promoting coexistence.
Highlighting the crucial role of interreligious dialogue in the process of community trust-building, SRSG Ziadeh reiterated its importance to UNMIK's work. Regular meetings, such as the one held today, underline the continued commitment to sustaining these vital conversations. In her remarks, SRSG Ziadeh emphasized the importance of religious leaders as key contributors to peace efforts. Recognizing their unique position to influence positive change, she reiterated the essential role the Islamic Community has in consolidating peace and stability in Kosovo and beyond.