On July 1strr In 2021, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg traveled to the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR), where he met with KFOR Commander Major General Franco Federici, personnel from 27 contributing nations nations (including the Allies and NATO partners) and Brigadier General Prime Minister and NATO Liaison Team Jörg Ruter.
“The fact that we are so many nations here from NATO allies, but also from some partner nations shows the strength of our mission. “This demonstrates the commitment of many nations to stability and peace in Kosovo and the region,” said NATO Secretary General. “KFOR’s mission is important not only for Kosovo and the region, but also for NATO and all NATO allies, because we have seen throughout history that stability in this region is important to all of us. “It matters to Europe, it matters to NATO,” he added.
“My main message today is to thank all the men and women serving in KFOR and congratulate you on the way in which you were able to deal with the pandemic, as you are also doing your important work in the KFOR mission,” he said. General abroad “For many years the operation in Afghanistan was the biggest, but as we speak soon we will complete that mission; “KFOR will not only be NATO’s longest-running but also largest military operation,” he added.
During his visit, Secretary General Stoltenberg also held bilateral meetings with President Vjosa Osmani, Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Minister of Communities and Returns Goran Rakić. He reiterated KFOR’s ongoing efforts for the benefit of all communities living in Kosovo and NATO’s unwavering support for the EU-facilitated Dialogue and other efforts aimed at normalizing relations between Belgrade and Pristina.