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RFC Chairman Meets with President of Serbia
August 9, 2004 1:44PM EST

     Monday, August 9, I and other American Evangelicals had a private meeting with the President of Serbia, Boris Tadic, to discuss the situation of the persecuted Christian minority in the Serbian province of Kosovo.

     Since United Nations and NATO troops were sent to Kosovo to "maintain law and order," at least 200,000 Christians have fled the province, more than 10,000 have been killed, and the remainder, about 50,000 people, are isolated and feel threatened among the majority population of mostly Albanian Muslims.  At the meeting, President Tadic expressed grave concerns for the welfare of the remaining Christians. (He also, in a comment directed to me, expressed appreciation for the RFC Legislative Updates and the way our organization has tried to call attention to this humanitarian crisis.)

Afterward, our group met at lunch with the Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vuk Draskovakic; the Minister of Culture, Dragon Kojadinovic; and the President of the Coordination Center for Serbian-Kosovo Relations, Nebojsa Covic.  After meeting with Serbian officials, we met with the American Ambassador to Serbia, Michael C. Polt.

Tomorrow, under armed escort, our group is scheduled to begin a three day tour of the province of Kosovo.



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