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DEFENSE MINISTER OF CROATIA VISITS KFOR HQ


PRISTINA, Kosovo. Today KFOR Commander, Major General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta welcomed the Defense Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Josip Buljević, at NATO KFOR Headquarters.

The overall security situation in Kosovo and the migration flow in the Balkans were the main topics discussed. General Miglietta and Mr. Buljević agreed that migration is currently one of the greatest challenges in the region and KFOR plays an important role for monitoring the current situation.

Mr. Buljević commented on the importance of KFOR’s presence as the main stakeholder maintaining a safe and secure environment in Kosovo. He also highlighted the ability of KFOR to work in a constructive way and in close coordination with both local and International Organizations.

The meeting provided an opportunity for General Miglietta to highlight the effectiveness of the Croatian contribution to KFOR in ensuring a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement in Kosovo in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1244.

Croatian Armed Forces service-members serving with KFOR are mainly deployed in Camp Bondsteel with Helicopter assets. Croatian soldiers are also deployed as part of KFOR HQ Staff in Camp "Film City”.

Additionally, Minister Buljević confirmed that Croatia will continue to support the NATO mission, emphasizing the important role KFOR plays in maintaining stability in the Balkan region.



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