BELGRADE – Director of the Office for Kosovo-Metohija Marko Djuric said on Monday on the occasion of August 30, the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, that he expects that Belgrade and Pristina will make more resolute progress towards Serbian-Albanian reconciliation in the forthcoming period by establishing the fate of all victims of enforced disappearances.

In a written statement, Djuric said that “6,049 cases of disappearances in Kosovo-Metohija have been reported to the ICRC, with 4,383 cases closed to date. Still, 1,666 persons are considered as disappeared, including more than 570 Serbs and other non-Albanians”.

He added that Belgrade and Pristina are working together on the issue within a working group which is chaired by the ICRC which is a good, but evidently not quite an effective mechanism for cooperation in the field.