KFOR COMMANDER MET WITH THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE OF THE AUSTRIAN ARMED FORCES
20th December 2014. Yesterday, Major General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo welcomed the Chief of Defence of the Austrian Armed Forces, General Othmar Commenda, to an official meeting in Camp "Film City" NATO KFOR Headquarters in Pristina/Prishtinë.
The two Generals, together with the Austrian Ambassador Brieger and General Waldner, KFOR Deputy Commander, discussed Austria's contribution to KFOR's tasks and regional co-operation in the Balkans. They also focused on the positive progress made with regard to ensuring a safe and secure environment and maintaining freedom of movement in Kosovo according to UN resolution 1244. Austrian Chief of Defence reaffirmed that Austria will continue to strongly support the mission.
General Figliuolo thanked General Commenda underlining the excellent work done by KFOR Austrian units, in close cooperation with all the local and international security organizations.
During his visit to KFOR, General Commenda took the opportunity to meet members of the Austrian Armed Forces deployed in Camp Prizren, Camp Marechal de Lattre de Tassigny and in Camp Film City.
Currently, the Austrian contingent consists of about 530 service members. Austrian Armed Forces service members are mainly deployed in Pec/Peja as part of the Multinational Battle Group West, at Camp Prizren and in Pristina/Prishtinë as part of the KFOR HQ Staff and of the Joint Logistic Support Group.