COM KFOR MEETS DEPUTY CHIEF OF ARMED FORCES OF FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA (FYROM)
On 8th May, the Kosovo Force Commander (COM KFOR), Major General Salvatore FARINA, received Lieutenant-General Naser SEJDINI, Deputy Chief of General Staff of Armed Forced of FYROM, for the first time in KFOR HQ in Pristina.
COM KFOR previously visited the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on the 6th and on the 25th November as part of the agenda of the High Level Talks conducted in line with the Military Technical Agreement (MTA), known as the KUMANOVO TREATY.
Major General FARINA and Lieutenant-General SEJDINI spoke about the security situation in Kosovo with specific reference to the North, they also addressed the security in the rest of Kosovo including the area bordering with FYROM. They gave great importance to mutual cooperation in order to enhance the security situation at regional level.
General FARINA thanked Lieutenant-General SEJDINI for the constant efforts made by the FYROM Armed Forces in order to enhance the stability and the overall security through dialogue and cooperation with all the interlocutors in the Area.
COM KFOR underlined the improvement on the security situation in Kosovo after the 19th April 2013 Belgrade - Pristina agreement and confirmed the continuous effort of the NATO mission to contribute to safe and secure environment (SASE) and freedom of movement (FOM) creating the necessary conditions to support the dialogue and the progress for all the people in Kosovo.
Lieutenant-General SEJDINI and General FARINA stressed the importance of the incoming June 2014 "A5 Conference” in Montenegro where Chiefs of Defence will meet to discuss the security issues and developing capabilities in the region to respond to emergency situations.
COM KFOR meets on a regular basis with the CHODs of the four countries bordering the KFOR Area of Responsibility, namely Albania, FYROM, Montenegro and Serbia.