COMKFOR MET SWISS JOURNALISTS
Pristina, November 15 th , 2016. This week, a group of Swiss journalists
conducted a visit to the Swiss KFOR contingent in Kosovo.
The aim of their
visit is to get a deeper understanding of the activities of the Swiss soldiers in
Kosovo. Switzerland supports KFOR with important assets such as engineers
and heavy vehicles drivers who work with the Joint Logistic Support Group
(JLSG). Swiss troops also are part of JRD North, LMT, EOD-teams and the
troops for the International Military Police (IMP) and KFOR HQ Staff.
As part of their stay, the journalists also met the Commander of Kosovo Force,
Major General Giovanni Fungo. Discussed topics during the meeting were the
current and prospective situation in Kosovo. They were also briefed in relation
to, KFOR's tasks and indeed Switzerland's role as a part of Kosovo Force and
Swiss contingents commitment to the KFOR mission.
General Fungo emphasiesed the importance of Switzerland's participation with
KFOR, and in particular the Swiss contingents role in supporting a peaceful,
stable and multi-ethnic Kosovo, in full compliance with UN mandate.