NATO commander on peacekeeper reduction and "Kosovo army"

NATO's allied commander in Europe Philip Breedlove says the number of peacekeepers in Kosovo will be reduced "only when the security situation allows."

Source: Beta
(Tanjug)
(Tanjug)

Breedlove was visiting Pristina when he said that NATO "will continue its activities to ensure stability in Kosovo."

s Kosovo steps forward and embraces its own future, NATO will remain committed to doing its part to contribute to stability here,” added Breedlove. “We will retain a flexible, deterrent presence and will make changes only when the security situation allows.” - See more at: http://gazetadielli.com/saceur-visits-nato-headquarters-in-kosovo/#sthash.EaFdorhq.dpuf "As Kosovo steps forward and embraces its own future, NATO will remain committed to doing its part to contribute to stability her. We will retain a flexible, deterrent presence and will make changes only when the security situation allows," the U.S. general said.

Speaking about the possibility of transformation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) in an army, Breedlove, according to a Beta agency report, said that NATO would "monitor how this transformation will be carried out and whether Kosovo will work with its neighbors to reach an agreement on the subject."

"The good news is that the Kosovo Security Force has many opportunities to work together with KFOR in order to gain good experience allowing it to in the future realize its tasks in the best possible way," he said.

During his visit to Kosovo, Breedlove spoke with President Atifete Jahjaga and Prime Minister Isa Mustafa.

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