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KFOR Change of Command

On November 28, 2018 the Change of Command ceremony, when Major General Salvatore Cuoci handed over the command of KFOR troops to Major General Lorenzo  D’Addario, was held in Camp Film City. The ceremony was attended by many distinguished guests: Admiral James Foggo, Joint Force Command Naples Commander, Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone, Italian Joint Operational Headquarter Commander and several other civilian, military and religious authorities. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the diplomatic missions of the countries participating in KFOR, including the new Head of the Czech Embassy in Kosovo Ambassador Pavel Bílek.

In his speech Admiral Foggo underlined the outstanding work done by General Cuoci in leading soldiers from 28 Nations with different cultures, ethnicities and ways of work. He praised his leadership qualities and emphasized his role in maintaining a really good relationship with all stakeholders acting in this area. KFOR, within the 22 nd round, confirmed to be a stability factor in the Western Balkans area, providing security and carrying on with building local capacities in order to ensure a better future for all people in Kosovo.

Major General Lorenzo D’Addario is 23-rd KFOR Commander since June 1999, when NATO entered in Kosovo.