Kosovo requests Serbia to return museum artifacts

Director of Kosovo`s National Museum Ajet Leci has written a letter to the National Museum in Belgrade, the Ethnographic Museum, and Serbia`s Academy of Arts and Science asking them to return Kosovo artifacts that continue to be held in Serbia.

The letter, published as part of a press release issued by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, notes that the 1,247 artifacts, taken at the end of the 90s from Kosovo to be provisionally displayed in Serbia, continue to be unjustly held in respective museums there. Leci proposed the establishment of a working group consisting of museum representatives and experts that would draft a plan and oversee the return of artifacts process.
Leci's request has been endorsed by Foreign Minister Donika Gervalla and Minister of Culture Hajrulla Ceku.