KFOR COMMANDER MET WITH THE HUNGARIAN MINISTER OF DEFENCE
15th November 2014. KFOR Commander, Major General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, had a meeting on Friday with the Hungarian Minister of Defence, Mr. Csaba Hende at Camp "Film City" NATO KFOR Headquarters in Pristina/Prishtinë.
During the official visit they discussed the overall security situation in Kosovo and the importance of KFOR's role for the stability of the area to support, as third responder, Kosovo Police, EULEX and all local and international organizations.
General Figliuolo thanked Mr. Hende, in the presence of the Hungarian Ambassador to Kosovo, H.E. Lorant Balla, for the valuable cooperation of the Hungarian service members and for their outstanding professionalism and contribution of the mission in Kosovo. Mr. Hende assured General Figliuolo that Hungary will continue to support KFOR in the future.
During his visit, the Hungarian Minister of Defence went to the KFOR Tactical Manoeuvre (KTM) base in Pristina/Prishtinë, where he had a meeting with the KTM commander and the Hungarian contingent, that forms part of this KFOR Unit.
Yesterday, Mr. Hende also visited Camp Marshal de Lattre de Tassigny in Vucitrin/Vushtrria and Camp Nothing Hill in Leposavic/Leposaviqi, where he had meetings with Hungarian troops deployed in these KFOR Camps.
Currently, Hungary is one of the most important contributing nations to KFOR and it recently increased its presence up to about 310 soldiers that are part of the KFOR Headquarters Staff, the KTM Battalion and the Multinational Battle Group East.