PARIS – The head of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo-Metohija, Marko Djuric, opened an exhibition titled “Kosovo-Metohija – 10 steps” at the Serbian Cultural Centre in Paris Tuesday, noting it best reflected the nature and the value of the Serbian heritage in Kosovo-Metohija.

Addressing a large number of ambassadors to UNESCO in attendance, Djuric said the Serbian cultural heritage had been a target of frequent attacks over the past decades, the March 2004 pogrom being the most horrific episode.

“Our Orthodox Church, the state and our friends in the international community are persevering in the defence of our monuments. UNESCO and the membership of an integral Serbia therein are the only guarantee that the heritage, which is essentially Christian, as well as universal, will be protected and preserved for generations to come,” Djuric said.