Kaspar Truppe des Deutschen Parlaments besucht die KFOR im Kosovo

The German Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces visited Headquarters KFOR


Pristina. On the 8th of September, the German Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces, Hellmut Königshaus, visited the Headquarters KFOR in Film City. He was welcomed by the Commander of Kosovo Force, Major General Erhard Bühler, who informed his guest about the improved security situation in Kosovo and emphasized that any further development of the KFOR structure will be based on the military and political analysis of Kosovo’s overall security situation.

During the meeting, Major General Bühler stated that the overall situation in the region is calm and stable but that the situation in the North remains the main issue and the biggest challenge for KFOR. “A peaceful solution of Kosovo’s future requires participation of all communities and political parties”, said the General.

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces is elected by the Members of the Bundestag (German Parliament). The Commissioner is neither a Member of the Bundestag nor a civil servant, he occupies a special position. The Commissioner works “to safeguard basic rights and to assist the Bundestag in exercising parliamentary oversight” over the armed forces, a task enshrined in the German constitution.

Story written by Captain Francesco De Simone, Italian Army

Photos by Mr. Naim Shala and Major Michael Keuschnig, Austrian Army

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