ITALIAN JOINT OPERATIONS HEADQUARTERS COMMANDER VISITED KFOR
Pristina, 23rd December 2016. Today, the Italian Joint Operations Headquarters
Commander (ITA COM JOHQ) Vice Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone, was
welcomed at the KFOR Headquarters in Pristina by COMKFOR, Major General
During the meeting, the high rank Officers discussed the current security
situation in the area and the KFOR´s commitments to ensure a secure
environment, thus allowing the development of better social and economic
conditions for all people in Kosovo.
COM JOHQ expressed his appreciation for the contribution to security and
stability in the region. COMKFOR underlined the positive and close
cooperation with local municipalities, KP, EULEX, and with all the other
international organizations, in order to maintain a Safe and Secure Environment
and Freedom of Movement throughout Kosovo.
During his visit, the Joint Operations Headquarters Commander met with the
Italian Armed Forces personnel deployed in Camp "Film City” KFOR
Headquarters and Camp MSU, the Multinational Specialized Unit’s base, to
whom he expressed his appreciation for their commitment and their contribution
to the success of the mission.
The Italian contribution in KFOR began in June 1999 and currently more than
550 Italian service members are deployed in Kosovo. Since 2013, Italy is the
lead nation of the KFOR HQ, MNBG West, Multinational Specialized Unit and
Joint Regional Detachment Centre (JRD-C).