ZAGREB, Jan 7 (Hina) - Kosovo President and Prime Minister, Ibrahim Rugova and Bajram Kosumi, leaders of local Albanian parties as well as the UN Civilian Administrator, Soren Jessen-Petersen, on Saturday offered their best wishes to the Serb Orthodox faithful on the occasion of Christmas which they celebrate according to the Julian calendar on 7 January.
In his note, President Rugova described Christmas as "a day of understanding" and voiced hope that Kosovo would soon achieve full peace and stability.
Prime Minister Kosumi wished that this great day might help deepen the relations between all residents in the province.
Celebrations of Christmas were held in Kosovo in a peaceful atmosphere. Services were performed in monasteries and churches during which the message of the primate in the Serb Orthodox Church, Patriarch Pavle was read out.