Hungary is “not only talking about but also acting for peace and security in the Western Balkans”, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő said during a visit to NATO’s KFOR mission in Kosovo on Friday.
The minister said he was proud that for the first time, a Hungarian general had become commander of KFOR, NATO’s largest mission, in Pristina earlier in the day.
Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, commander in chief of the Hungarian military, called Ferenc Kajári’s appointment a great honour.
Kajári said that the situation in the region could escalate any time, with ethnic tension increasing.
He added that as KFOR commander it was his task to promote political consensus between the parties.