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KFOR COMMANDER MET WITH THE CHARGÈE D’AFFAIRES AD INTERIM OF THE EMBASSY OF FINLAND TO KOSOVO


5th November 2014. KFOR Commander, Major General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, had a meeting with Ms Anne Meskanen, Chargèe d’Affaires ad interim of the Embassy of Finland, at Camp "Film City” NATO KFOR Headquarters in Pristina/Prishtinë.

During this first official visit they spoke about the overall situation of the communities in Kosovo and the important role played by KFOR in the region, highlighting the efficient cooperation that exists with the Kosovo Police and EULEX, in order to ensure freedom of movement and a secure environment in Kosovo.

General Figliuolo thanked Ms Meskanen for the professionalism of the Finnish Armed Forces, for their dedication and support of the mission in Kosovo. Currently, Finnish participation consists of staff officers at KFOR Headquarters in Pristina and a Liaison and Monitoring Team in the Glogovac/Drenas municipality.

Finland is also committed in the field of agriculture and forest with the local authorities. In particular, in October Ms. Meskanen presided over the inauguration of the Forestry Laboratory established in Pec/Peja supported by FAO and Finland. The Finnish Government has considering further support for forestry sector for years 2015 and 2016.



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