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Kosovo: Religious Buildings

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department has on the number of mosques which have been built in Kosovo since 1991. (149435)

According to figures provided to officials by the head imam of the Kosovo Islamic Union, of the 218 mosques destroyed during the 1990s, 147 have been reconstructed. Twenty seven new mosques have also been built.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Saudi counterpart on Saudi Government funding for the construction of mosques in Kosovo. (149436)

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has not discussed the issue of funding for the construction of mosques in Kosovo with his Saudi counterpart.