Secretary Clinton Meets with Tanenbaum Peacemaker Father Sava Janjic

On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, met with Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action Father Sava Janjic during an official four-nation trip to the Balkans. The purpose of Secretary Clinton’s visit to the region was to encourage Albania, Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia to resolve festering political and economic disputes which continue to obstruct greater integration with the rest of Europe and their respective admission to the European Union.

During their meeting at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Pristina, Secretary Clinton and Father Janjic discussed the prospect of reconciliation in Kosovo as well as the state of Serb returnees to the region, which continues to be a highly contentious issue. During the Kosovo War in the late 1990's, over 10,000 Kosovars, mostly ethnic Albanians, were killed in an ethnic cleansing campaign led by the Milosevic regime in Serbia. Throughout the war, Father Sava Janjic was a tireless advocate for peace and reconciliation and we are thrilled to see him continue this important work today.

Photos of Father Janjic and Secretary Clinton’s meeting can be found here (photos 8 & 10): http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/hillary-rodham-clinton-in-the-balkans/2012/10/30/ac56fc0c-22d9-11e2-8448-81b1ce7d6978_gallery.html#photo=1