HIGH LEVEL TALKS IN KFOR HQ, COM KFOR MEETS THE CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF OF THE ALBANIAN ARMED FORCES
The Kosovo Force Commander, (COMKFOR) Major-General Salvatore FARINA received Major General Jeronim BAZO, Chief of the General Staff of the Albanian Armed Forces, for the first time in KFOR HQ in Pristina.
This meeting is part of the agenda of the high level talks conducted in line with the Military Technical Agreement (MTA), known as the KUMANOVO TREATY. It was fifth high level meeting undertaken by COM KFOR having visited Belgrade, Tirana, Skopje, and Podgorica in the last five months and having received in KFOR HQ also the Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces in January.
COM KFOR meets on a regular basis with the CHOD's of the various countries bordering of KFOR Area of Responsibility, namely Albania, FYROM, Montenegro and Serbia.
Major-General Salvatore FARINA and Major-General BAZO spoke about the situation in the Balkans with specific reference to Kosovo and about the importance of cooperation in order to enhance the security situation in the region.
COM KFOR underlined the improvement on the security situation after the 19th April 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 condition to help and support progress.
Major-General Salvatore FARINA thanked Major-General BAZO for the outstanding contribution of the NATO Albanian staff officers to the KFOR HQ and underlined their great professionalism.
During his visit to COMKFOR, Major-General BAZO took the opportunity to meet members of the Albanian Armed Forces participating in the mission in Kosovo.
Following the visit both COMKFOR and the Albanian CHOD highlighted the fruitful outcomes of the meeting.