President Thaçi received Marshall Peach: KSF transformation, a gradual and coordinated process

Prishtina, October 6th – President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, received today Marshall Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, with whom he discussed the cooperation between Kosovo and NATO and the latest developments related to security in Kosovo and in the region.

President Thaçi expressed his gratitude for the activities of NATO in general and of the KFOR in particular, carried out during these two decades in Kosovo.

“NATO and KFOR are names which enjoy the greatest trust of the citizens of Kosovo. This is a merit of your work dedicated to all the citizens of Kosovo”, said the president.

Speaking in relation to the developments in Kosovo, President Thaçi said that the conditions are ripe for the transformation of the KSF into a Kosovo Army.

“KSF is ready to become an Army of Kosovo” said President Thaçi.

“Transformation is a gradual process, coordinated with NATO and our allies” added the President.

Marshall Peach stated that NATO, through KFOR will continue to carry out its mission, in the best interest of Kosovo and of the region.

“NATO will continue to offer a safe and peaceful environment to all” said Marshall Peach.

President Thaçi pointed out that with the KSF transformation, NATO will gain a trustworthy partner.