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Supreme Allied Commander Europe visits Kosovo Force
Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, meets with KFOR Commander, Major General Giovanni Fungo, during a visit to Kosovo Force on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 - NATO Photo by KFOR Public Affairs Office
Kosovo - Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Curtis
M. Scaparrotti visited NATO's Kosovo Force Headquarters on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.
During his visit, General
Scaparrotti was met by Major General Giovanni Fungo, Commander for Kosovo
Forces (KFOR), and was briefed on the latest developments in the current
security and socio-political situation in Kosovo. In particular, the KFOR Staff
highlighted the important results achieved by KFOR to ensure a secure
environment and freedom of movement.
Scaparrotti also met with the "Quint Ambassadors" of France, Germany, Italy,
United Kingdom and United States as well as Representatives of the
International Community in Kosovo - namely UNMIK Special Representative, EU
Special Representative, EULEX and the OSCE Heads of Mission.
During these gatherings, they
discussed the importance of mutual cooperation among the International Community
Organizations and Institutions in Kosovo, to enhance, through dialogue, the
stability and the overall security of Kosovo.
"The stability of the Western Balkans is of critical
importance for NATO," said General Scaparrotti.
"KFOR is our longest running operation and plays a key role in a stable
security situation to provide the time and space needed for diplomatic
Scaparrotti concluded the press conference by saying, "As Kosovo steps
forward and embraces its own future, NATO will remain committed to doing its
part. This is a conditions-based
process. We will keep in place a
flexible, deterrent presence and will make changes only when the security
Story by KFOR Public Affairs Office