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Nov 19 2020

HUNGARY SUPPORTS THE INSTITUTIONS IN KOSOVO TO RESPOND TO COVID19

PRISTINA - A huge number of personal protection equipment was donated by Hungary to the Institutions in Kosovo. Approximately 50,000 face masks and 5,000 protective suits were transported by a Hungarian Air Force aircraft and delivered by Hungarian Soldiers of KFOR to the central warehouse of the Ministry of Health in Pristina.

On the occasion, the Hungarian Ambassador in Pristina Jozsef Bencze highlighted that “the donation is a bilateral project that was promoted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Péter Szijjártó after a meeting held in Budapest in October with his counterpart, Ms. Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla”.

Minister of Health Armend Zemaj, who also attended the delivery, thanked Hungary for the supply that will contribute to the local response to Covid19.

KFOR’s Hungarian contingent facilitated the implementation of the project, in the framework of the assistance provided by NATO Allied and Partner nations to the Institutions in Kosovo to respond to the global pandemic.

Hungary is the third contributing nation to the NATO-led mission in Kosovo, with approximately 400 soldiers serving in the Headquarters and in the KFOR Tactical Reserve Battalion led by Hungary.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic KFOR has provided personal protective equipment to the health institutions in Kosovo, whilst facilitating the delivery of aid by allied and partner nations, including Germany, Italy, Poland, Turkey and Austria.

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