COMKFOR, Major General Salvatore Cuoci, welcomed Montenegro in KFOR as the 29th troop contributing nation (21 NATO members and 8
The ceremony to transfer COMKFOR the authority of Operational Control by deploying
one staff officer in the operation, attended also by Mr. Predrag Bošković, Minister of
Defence of Republic of Montenegro, was held in Camp Film City, Pristina.
"For a neighboring country like Montenegro it is significant to contribute to the safe and
secure environment and freedom of movement in the Western Balkans, and choosing to
be part of an operation like KFOR is a concrete step forward to the normalization of the
area," said COMKFOR, Major General Salvatore CUOCI in his opening remarks during
NATO welcomes any further contribution to KFOR from any member or partner to
consolidate stability and security in the Balkans.