KFOR COMMANDER MET WITH THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE GERMAN ARMY
05th November 2014 – KFOR Commander, Major General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo received Lieutenant General Bruno Kasdorf, Chief of Staff of the German Army, meeting him at NATO KFOR Headquarters in Pristina.
The Generals discussed the latest developments regarding the current security situation in Kosovo and KFOR´s role in the region, with particular attention to the role of the German contingent in the mission.
Major General Figliuolo underlined the positive and close cooperation with Kosovo Police, EULEX, and with all the other international and local organizations, in order to maintain a Safe and Secure Environment and Freedom of Movement throughout Kosovo.
During the visit, General Kasdorf went to Camp Cabra, in Zubin Potok Municipality; he had also a meeting with the NATO Liaison Advisory Team Director, General Peter Braunstein, at KFOR Headquarters in Pristina.
In the evening then, General Kasdorf overflew to Camp Prizren, where he attended the Change of Command ceremony of the German Contingent.
Currently, about 700 German troops are deployed across Kosovo. The German contribution began in June 1999 and it now provides the second-largest contingent in Kosovo, primarily deployed in Prizren area. The importance of the German contribution to KFOR is also emphasized by the daily job performed at the Prizren military field hospital, managed by a specialized unit.