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Nov 2 2020

NORTH MACEDONIA JOINS KFOR AS THE 27TH TROOP CONTRIBUTING NATION

PRISTINA - Today, November 2nd, the NATO-led KFOR mission welcomes its 27thcontingent from North Macedonia. 

44 troops from the "Kuzman Josifovski - Pitu" Barracks in Tetovo, led by Captain Hristijan Dimchevski, will serve at KFOR Regional Command West based in Peja / Pec and will contribute to KFOR’s overall mission to provide a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all communities in Kosovo, in accordance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999. 

Their tasks will include patrolling, securing Decani Monastery, and guarding Camp Villaggio Italia alongside their Italian and Moldovan colleagues. Other elements of the contingent will work as staff officers at the KFOR Headquarters in Pristina. 

The flag of North Macedonia was raised today at a ceremony held at the Regional Command West Headquarters, which was attended by the Commander of the Kosovo Force Major General Michele Risi. General Risi told the newly deployed troops that their “endeavour will help increasing bonds and strengthening relationships between North Macedonia and the other 26 nations that are currently serving with the NATO-led KFOR mission.”

The contribution of the Army members in the KFOR mission in Kosovo will continue to grow during 2021. Already in the next six month rotation, the plan is to increase the number of troops provided to over 60.

Story by KFOR Public Affairs Office

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