Supreme Allied Commander Europe visited Kosovo
KFOR Commander, Major General Giovanni FUNGO, welcomed today, July 21, the
Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Curtis M. SCAPARROTTI.
SACEUR was briefed by COMKFOR and his Staff on the improvement on the
current situation in Kosovo and in the Western Balkans. They underlined the
importance of the commitment of KFOR in maintaining a safe and secure
environment and freedom of movement for all people in Kosovo firmly, fairly and
impartially. He expressed his appreciation for KFOR troops commitment and
dedication. "KFOR plays a vital role in a stable security situation to provide the time
and space needed for diplomatic progress" SACEUR said.
Furthermore, during his visit General SCAPARROTTI took part in several meetings
with Kosovo Key leaders discussing about the importance of the stability in the
Western Balkans Region. His first meeting was with President, Hashim THAÇI in his
office in Pristina and thereupon he moved to Kosovo Security Forces HQ, where he
was received by the honor guard and met with KSF Commander, General RAMA.
During the two day visit, SACEUR, accompanied by COMKFOR, also had a very
useful gathering with the Heads of UNMIK, OSCE, EU and EULEX and QUINT
Ambassadors (France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and United States).
General SCAPARROTTI concluded his visit with a press conference where he stated
that "KFOR will remain a robust and credible force capable of carrying out its mission
for as long as necessary".
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