COMKFOR, Major General Salvatore FARINA presided over a change of command ceremony in Camp "Film City” in Pristina, to mark the handover of command within Joint Regional Detachment (JRD) Center.
Many distinguished visitors were present at the ceremony as well as all the Kosovo Force Commanders.
Italian Colonel Luca ANDREANI handed over command to Colonel Alfonso MANFREDI, after nearly six months in command.
The parade consisted of troops from the JRD namely Finland, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia and Turkey.
JRD Center is based on a Multinational HQ located in "Film City” and 10 Liaison and Monitoring Teams (LMTs) placed in the most important cities of Central Kosovo: the JRD Center Area of Responsibility covers almost one third of the entire territory of the country.
COM KFOR welcomed the new JRD Commander and wished him all the best.
At the end of his speech Maj. Gen. FARINA pointed out: "I'm very proud of the outstanding leadership shown during those six challenging months. I want to underline the performances of the JRD's personnel during the preparation phase and the very date of the general elections. Thanks to the capabilities, dedication, professionalism of all the JRD's members KFOR, in strong cooperation with the international and local security providers was "More Together” and capable to accomplish its' mission in support of the democratic development of Kosovo”.