Kosovo is determined for NATO and EU integration

Kosovo is determined for NATO and EU integration

Pristina, 27 January 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Kosovo is very interested to become a member of NATO and EU. This was declared by Prime Minister Isa Mustafa following a meeting held in Kosovo with the Commander of the Joint Force Command in Naples, American Admiral Mark E. Ferguson III.

Mustafa said that the integration in Euro-Atlantic organizations helps in the overall strengthening of the rule of law and democratic institutions.

“I expressed the highest regards of the government and people of Kosovo for the contribution that NATO has constantly offered in Kosovo through KFOR. I briefed Admiral Ferguson on the preparations that have been made for the transformation of Kosovo Security Forces into Armed Forces of Kosovo and that this process is being made in cooperation with the minority communities in the framework of the process of reconciliation”, Mustafa declared.

Admiral Ferguson talked about the importance of KFOR presence in preserving a safe environment in Kosovo.

“KFOR’s ability to work in a constructive and unbiased way and in close cooperation with domestic institutions and international organizations, remains a vital priority to secure stability in the Balkan region”, he declared.

Kosovo has been successful in improving the security environment thanks to its population and NATO which has been leading a peacekeeping force in the country since June 1999, in an international effort to preserve peace and stability in the region.

Around five thousand KFOR troops continue to preserve a quiet and secure environment in the country and they guarantee freedom of movement for all the citizens and communities in Kosovo. /ibna/