Transfer of Authority between National Army Contingents from KFOR
CHISINAU, June 12, 2019 — The eleventh National Army contingent deployed to the peacekeeping operation KFOR started its mission in Kosovo.
The Moldovan officers and NCOs took over the duties of the peacekeepers of the tenth contingent during a transfer of authority ceremony held at “Camp Villaggio Italia” multinational base from Pech village.
In the presence of Multinational Battle Group — West Commander, Col. Gianfranco Di Marco, and service members from Italy, Austria, and Slovenia, LTC Ion Godoroja, Commander of KFOR-10, handed over the flag and his responsibilities to LTC Radu Popa, who will be in this position for the next six months.
The eleventh National Army contingent consists of 41 service members, out of which one staff officer, seven engineers and a platoon of 33 service members. The Moldovan officers and NCOs will carry out missions of guard and defense of strategic importance facilities and will ensure the security of the base “Camp Villaggio Italia” and Decane Monastery, as well as will conduct EOD research and identification of explosive objects in the area of responsibility.
The Moldovan peacekeepers have also attended the ceremony dedicated to the 20th anniversary since the start of KFOR operation in Kosovo. The event took place at “Camp Film City” from Pristina.