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KFOR hosts talks with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia representative

PRISTINA, Kosovo - High level talks were held between Kosovo Force Commander, Italian Army Major General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia* Chief of General Staff of the Army, Lieutenant General Metodija Velichkovski, at KFOR headquarters, April 6, 2016.

The officers discussed the overall situation in Kosovo and the latest developments in the current security situation in the Balkans.

Regarding the subject of migrants flow throughout the Balkans, they agreed on the requirement to reach a comprehensive, humanitarian and political solution through the involvement of all the international actors.

Gen. Velichkovski highlighted the importance of KFOR’s presence in Kosovo and the ability of KFOR to work in a constructive way and in close coordination with all the stakeholders in Kosovo and the bordering countries.

KFOR, as a third responder in maintaining a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement in Kosovo, continues to accomplish its tasks, according to the NATO mandate.

KFOR’s mission remains unchanged and any change to KFOR’s future force posture will be based on careful analysis of the conditions on the ground.

Gen. Miglietta highlighted the importance of continuing dialogue and cooperation with all the stakeholders at Balkan regional level.

These meetings are part of the high-level talks within the KFOR commander's agenda aimed to increase dialogue and mutual military understanding among the countries bordering Kosovo.
Story and photos by Kosovo Force Public Affairs
*The NATO/UN official name is "the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" (FYROM). Turkey recognizes the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.

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