Council reaffirms KFOR's commitment to Kosovo

  • 21 May. 2010 -
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  • Last updated: 26 May. 2010 16:42

On 21 May, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and the Ambassadors of KFOR contributing nations visited KFOR. The visit was intended to send a clear message of the continuing commitment to Kosovo. As the Secretary General said, "we will stay as long as it takes to finish the job."

Arrival at Pristina Airport - Left to right:  NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen talking with Admiral Mark Fitzgerald (Commander US Naval Forces Europe) and Lt. General Markus J. Bentler (Commander KFOR)

The delegation met with the Kosovar leadership and discussed the issues facing Kosovo, including the importance of cooperation between the communities and relations with Belgrade.  They also held talks with the heads of other international organizations in Kosovo. 

The Secretary General and many Ambassadors also travelled to the Decani Monastery and held an extensive discussion with Bishop Teodosije. The Secretary General assured him that security for cultural and religious sites remained a priority and would be assured, even as KFOR moves to a smaller, more flexible structure.