The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Madam Atifete Jahjaga organized an Iftar last evening for the women members of the Women’s Department at the Islamic Community of Kosovo and their associates, led by Mrs. Besa Ismaili, Vice-dean of the Faculty of Islamic Studies.
In a word held on this occasion, President Jahjaga said:
“This year I decided to organize an Iftar dinner differently, in order to honor and respect the women of the Faculty of Islamic Studies, who have taken an active role in our daily lives to build a democratic and tolerant society, in harmony with our cultural and national values.
Religion in Kosovo is part of our rich tradition which is already becoming an example throughout the world which is being challenged by numerous problems. For us, in Kosovo, interfaith harmony is natural because its lifespan in these lands dates back centuries.
We have all contributed for Kosovo today to be free and independent. Our religious communities have played a crucial role in uniting our citizens. Such a joint effort to build a democratic Kosovo, which guarantees the equality of all, is necessary today. Kosovo must remain faithful to the values that define it and in this journey we have all a contribution to give”.