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KFOR-7 Contingent Returns Home

CHISINAU, December 14, 2017 — The seventh National Army contingent deployed to KFOR Mission on June 2, 2017 has returned to the Republic of Moldova.

The contingent consisting of 40 service members was welcomed home by the leadership of the Ministry of Defense and National Army, service members, and relatives during a ceremony held at the institution’s HQ.

Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza stated that, through the excellent fulfillment of their missions during the six months mandate, the 40 Moldovan officers and NCOs proved that the Republic of Moldova has well-grounded service members who are trained in compliance with modern standards and are ready to serve within international peacekeeping operations.

Eugen Sturza also mentioned the appreciation of NATO officials and specified that, during the opening ceremony of the NATO Liaison Office in Chisinau, Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller praised the National Army’s contribution to the KFOR Mission. “Deputy Secretary General stated that, through commitment and professionalism, the Moldovan service members proved that they represent an important contribution to NATO’s efforts of maintaining stability and security in Kosovo”, said the Minister of Defense.

On this occasion, the peacekeepers of KFOR-7 received Governmental diplomas and National Army medals.

The seventh National Army contingent consisting of 40 officers and NCOs was deployed to Kosovo from June 2 to December 12, 2017. They carried out missions of patrol, EOD research, convoy, and ensured security of strategic facilities.

The Moldovan peacekeepers were part of the Multinational Peacekeeping Force (KFOR) and were stationed at military base “Camp Villaggio Italia” in Pech village, Kosovo.

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