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KFOR COMMANDER MEETS UNMIK SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL


PRISTINA, Kosovo. On the 31th of October 2013, in Film City, the Kosovo Force Commander, Major General Salvatore FARINA (COMKFOR), met with the UNMIK Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) Mr. Farid ZARIF.

The UNMIK Regional Office in Mitrovica (which includes the Regional HQ, offices in three northern municipalities and the UNMIK Administration in Mitrovica - UAM) endeavors to facilitate peaceful inter-ethnic relations and conducts regular outreach visits to promote inter-ethnic reconciliation under the status neutral framework of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1244.

On a daily basis the Mitrovica Regional Office (MRO) functions as an interface between the northern municipal leaders and the K-Albanian minority community in the North. In doing so, MRO places emphasis on the de-politicization of issues and seeks practical solutions in accordance with the applicable laws.

The purpose of the meeting was to provide updates on the general situation in Kosovo, with specific reference to the security situation in the north of Kosovo, due to the ongoing electoral process.

COMKFOR and UNMIK SRSG discussed the many goals to be achieved through the close cooperation between the international actors and all parties who seek to promote economic development initiatives in Kosovo as well as in the Mitrovica Region.

Major-General Salvatore FARINA confirmed that KFOR, in accordance with its mandate, will continue to cooperate and assist the UN, the EU, and other international actors. Major-General FARINA also confirmed that KFOR will continue to act as the third responder in assisting the activities of the KP, EULEX and all international and local organizations in order to maintain a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement throughout Kosovo thereby enabling progress towards a better future for all people of Kosovo



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