18:24 / 06.12.2021.

Author: Branko Lozančić

President to visit Kosovo and Croatian members of KFOR ahead of Christmas

President Zoran Milanović

President Zoran Milanović

Foto: Sanjin Strukic / PIXSELL

Croatian President Zoran Milanović will pay an official visit to the Republic of Kosovo on Christmas Eve and spend the day with members of the Croatian Army deployed as part of NATO's KFOR operation, his office announced on Monday.

President Zoran Milanović is paying an official visit to Priština on December 23rd and 24th at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, with whom he will hold a tete-a-tete meeting. The Croatian president will also take part in a meeting of delegations from the two countries and meet with Prime Minister Albin Kurti, according to the Office of the President. On the second day of his stay in Kosovo, the President will visit Croatian soldiers in KFOR with whom he will spend Christmas Eve.

The 36th Croatian contingent is in Kosovo, with 141 members of the Croatian Armed Forces. President Milanović saw them off on November 22, 2021, when members of the Croatian Army traveled to Kosovo for a six-month rotation.

The visit to Kosovo will be an opportunity for President Milanović to meet again in person and talk to Croatian soldiers who will be away from their families during the holidays, the President's Office said in a statement. Milanović's meeting with the commander of NATO's KFOR operation, Major General Ferenc Kajari, is also planned, the text adds.

The schedule of the business trip includes Janjevo, a place where a majority of Croats live, where Milanović will talk to Don Mato Palić, a Croatian priest and pastor in Janjevo, and members of the Croatian minority, about living conditions in Kosovo.

Source: HRT

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