Visit of the Serbian Chief of Defense for Kosovo

30/01/14

The Commander of the Kosovo Force (KFOR), General of Division Salvatore Farina, received yesterday, in the multinational headquarters "Film City", the Chief of Staff of Defense of Serbia, General Ljubisa Dikovic.

During their meeting the two Generals discussed the situation in the Balkans and Kosovo, paying particular attention to the northern area of ​​Kosovo and the importance of cooperation aimed at increasing security in the region. General Farina emphasized the improvement in the security sector after the agreement between Pristina and Belgrade, signed by the parties on the 15 April last year and confirmed the continuing effort of the NATO mission in Kosovo to support peace, cooperation and progress throughout the territory.General Farina he then underlined the importance of the cooperation between KFOR and the Serbian Armed Forces in patrolling along the administrative demarcation line between Kosovo and Serbia. The meeting is part of a broader agenda of scheduled appointments with representatives of the armed forces of the countries neighbors. General Farina, in fact, almost five months after the start of his mandate as commander of the Kosovo Force, has already been to Belgrade, Tirana, Skopje and Podgorica where he met the respective Chiefs of Defense Staff of Serbia, Albania, FYROM and Montenegro. At the end of their meeting, in highlighting mutually the fruitful results achieved so far, General Farina and General Dikovic went to the Decane monastery, still placed under the protection of the KFOR Troops, in the area of ​​competence of the Multinational Battle Group West with Italian command.

Source: Italian contingent in Kosovo

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