SRSG Ziadeh visits Gjilan/Gnjilane municipality, meets with Mayor Hyseni

1 Jul 2022

SRSG Ziadeh visits Gjilan/Gnjilane municipality, meets with Mayor Hyseni

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of UNMIK, Ms. Caroline Ziadeh, visited the municipality of Gjilan/Gnjilane, and met the Mayor Mr. Alban Hyseni on 30 June.

The SRSG and the mayor discussed constructive and solution-focused dialogue and issues related to local communities.

SRSG Ziadeh congratulated Alban Hyseni for being elected as the second youngest mayor in Kosovo.

Mayor Hyseni highlighted to the SRSG and her team his efforts to increase cooperation with neighbouring municipalities, in particular municipalities with Kosovo-Serb majority population. The mayor said discussions are ongoing between the municipalities to jointly work on issues of common concern, such as waste management. He added that the municipality of Gjilan/Gnjilane is also seeking solutions to tackle the high unemployment rate among the Kosovo Roma community.

SRSG Ziadeh emphasised UNMIK’s continued cooperation with local authorities and communities in supporting initiatives that reinforce inter-community dialogue and trust-building. “I look forward to supporting the municipality on specific projects that would contribute to improved inter-community relations," SRSG Ziadeh said.