From the event

23 Jun 2008

NATO Secretary General visits Kosovo

NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, travelled to Kosovo on Monday, 23 June 2008.

During his visit, the Secretary General met with Commander KFOR, Lieutenant General Xavier de Marnhac, to assess the security situation, which ComKFOR assessed as calm but fragile. The Secretary General also met with President Fatmir Sejdiu and Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, and expressed NATO's commitment to ensure a safe and secure environment throughout Kosovo, according to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244.

The Secretary General held talks with the the incoming Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Mr. Zannier, the head of EULEX and the Deputy Head of the International Civilian Office (ICO), to clarify the roles and responsibilities of the various international organizations on the ground during this transitional period.

Finally, the Secretary General visited KFOR troops in Northern Kosovo, to get a first hand look and assessment of security in the north.