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19 Dec. 2018

Statement by the NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu on the Secretary General‎'s phone call with Mr Haradinaj

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had a phone call today with Mr Ramush Haradinaj of Kosovo. He informed Mr Haradinaj that the North Atlantic Council had an initial discussion on the recently adopted laws on the transition of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF). The Secretary General informed Mr Haradinaj that, as the mandate of the KSF is evolving, the North Atlantic Council will re-examine NATO’s level of engagement with the KSF in the new year. NATO will continue its KFOR mission to ensure a safe and secure environment in Kosovo. KFOR operates under a UN mandate and will not be affected by the laws on the transition of KSF. The Secretary General will continue his engagement with all actors relevant for regional stability.

14 Dec. 2018

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the adoption of the laws on the transition of the Kosovo Security Force

Today, the Institutions in Kosovo have announced the adoption of the three laws initiating the process of transition of the Kosovo Security Force.

6 Dec. 2018

Statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following conversations with President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia, and Mr.Ramush Haradinaj of Kosovo

Today, I called both President Vučić and Mr Haradinaj to brief them on the outcome of Wednesday's meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers on the Western Balkans. I underlined that both Belgrade and Pristina should show calm and restraint, and avoid any provocative statements or actions.

27 Oct. 2017

North Atlantic Council visits KFOR, confirming NATO’s commitment to Kosovo

Led by NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller, the North Atlantic Council (NAC) is visiting KFOR on Friday (27 October 2017). NATO Ambassadors, joined by representatives of the non-NATO KFOR contributing nations and the European Union, met with the Commander of KFOR, Major General Giovanni Fungo, the Director of the NATO Advisory and Liaison Team Brigadier General Ralf Hoffmann, Mr. Rrustem Berisha, responsible for the Kosovo Security Forces, and with the other international organisations present in Kosovo (the United Nations, the EU and the OSCE).

8 Mar. 2017

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the Kosovo Security Force (KSF)

Today, I have spoken to Hashim Thaci and Isa Mustafa to convey the serious concerns of NATO Allies about recent proposals by the Kosovo authorities to transform the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an armed force, without a constitutional change. I made clear that unilateral steps such as these are unhelpful, and I urged the Kosovo authorities to remain in close contact with Belgrade.

3 Feb. 2017

NATO Secretary General: KFOR helping make Kosovo a safer place

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reaffirmed NATO’s commitment to the security and stability of Kosovo during a visit to Pristina on Friday (3 February 2017). Meeting with KFOR Commander, Major General Giovanni Fungo, the Secretary General underscored the importance of NATO’s mission in Kosovo and the need for continued dialogue and normalisation between Belgrade and Pristina. He thanked KFOR troops from many Allied and partner countries for their service, describing KFOR as a success story.

21 Dec. 2016

KFOR CIMIC donation in Zubin Potok

Zubin Potok, December 20th , 2016. This afternoon, the Joint Regional Detachment - North (JRD-N) conducted a donation of professional boots, helmets and gloves in favour of the Firefighters Station of Zubin Potok.

2 Dec. 2016

KFOR inaugurates new bridge in northern Kosovo

NATO’s peacekeeping Kosovo Force (KFOR) inaugurated a new bridge in northern Kosovo on Friday (2 December 2016) to the benefit of the local population. The new bridge over the Bistrica River between the cities of Zvecan and Leposaviq will provide better traffic safety for vehicles and pedestrians. It was built on KFOR initiative with funding by NATO nations.

22 Nov. 2016

KFOR conducts medical evacuation of newborn baby from Pristina to Belgrade

A helicopter assigned to NATO's Kosovo Force (KFOR) peacekeeping operation has performed an emergency medical evacuation of a newborn baby boy from a hospital in Pristina to a hospital in Belgrade.

12 Sep. 2016

Deputy Secretary General Vershbow reaffirms the Alliance’s commitment to KFOR

Deputy Secretary General Vershbow met with Mr. Enver Hoxhaj at NATO Headquarters on Monday (12. September 2016) and stressed the Alliance’s commitment to long-term stability in Kosovo and to the Alliance-led KFOR operation. He said that KFOR will continue to contribute to a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement in Kosovo, working in close cooperation with the Kosovo authorities and with the EU.

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