POLISH PRIME MINISTER VISITS KOSOVO FORCE
WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEND KFOR OUR BEST SOLDIERS
Pristina, 2nd April 2015. The Commander of KFOR, Major General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, today met the Polish Prime Minister, Mrs Ewa Kopacz, in Pristina/Prishtinë, during her visit in Kosovo.
The Prime Minister and COMKFOR discussed the overall security and socio-economic situation and the stabilizing role of KFOR in Kosovo and thus in the whole Balkans. Mrs Kopacz confirmed the attention of her government regarding the ongoing dialogue, thanks to which Kosovo is evolving in the right direction.
Mrs Kopacz assured General Figliuolo that Poland will continue to support KFOR in the future sending, as they did since 1999, its best soldiers. General Figliuolo thanked the Prime Minister, in the presence of the Minister of Defence and the Minister of Interior, for the optimal cooperation of the Polish service members and for their professionalism and outstanding contribution to the mission in Kosovo where "they are the best ambassadors of their Country”.
After the meeting Mrs Kopacz continued her tour moving to Novo Selo where she visited the Polish contingent.
Poland is one of the most important KFOR contributing nations. It currently provides about 250 soldiers that are part of the KFOR Headquarters Staff, the Multinational Battle Group East (MNBG-E) and the Joint Regional Detachment South (JRD-S). Poland personnel also participate to the EU mission EULEX.