Hungarian Gen. Ferenc Kajari, the new commander of NATO-led KFOR, said on Sunday that the Kosovo Security Forces must obtain approval from the KFOR commander before any deployment in northern Kosovo, according to an earlier agreement.
In an interview to the Kosovo Online website, Kajari said Kfor and NATO expected Kosovo institutions to continue to abide by that agreement. Kajari told Kosovo Online that he had met with key Kosovo institution heads in his first weeks and received assurances that all action would be coordinated with KFOR. Kosovo Security Force deployment in northern Kosovo would continue to hinge on notifying and obtaining authorisation from the commander of KFOR.
He underscored that KFOR had years of excellent cooperation with the Army of Serbia at all levels of responsibility, adding that he was in regular communication with Serbian Chief of Staff Milan Mojsilović.
KFOR will continue to work closely with the Army of Serbia and Kosovo security organisations to ensure safety across Kosovo. Synchronised patrols with the Army of Serbia will thus continue, Kajari said.
(EURACTIV.rs | betabriefing.com)