KFOR COMMANDER MET WITH THE ITALIAN JOINT OPERATIONAL HEADQUARTERS COMMANDER
28th November 2014. Today, at NATO KFOR Headquarters in Pristina/Prishtina, KFOR Commander, Major General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, met with Lieutenant General Marco Bertolini, the Italian Joint Operational Headquarters Commander.
The Generals discussed the current security situation in Kosovo and KFOR´s role and future commitments in the region, with particular attention paid to the role of the Italian contingent in the mission.
During his visit, General Bertolini met with the Italian Armed Forces personnel deployed in Camp Film City to whom he expressed his appreciation for the efforts that they made in order to guarantee a safe and secure environment throughout Kosovo.
General Bertolini, escorted by COMKFOR, overflew some KFOR camps and outposts mainly located in the North of Kosovo. In the afternoon he went to Camp Villaggio Italia in Pec/Peja, where he gave a speech to the Italian Contingent service-members deployed in the Multinational Battle Group West.
The Italian contribution began in June 1999 and at times provided more than 5000 troops to the mission. Currently, there are about 550 Italian troops deployed across Kosovo.