Budapest, August 6 (MTI) – Hungarian general Ferenc Korom, head of the operational team of Hungary’s General Staff, will be deputy commander in the NATO-led international peacekeeping Kosovo Force (KFOR) for one year starting in October, daily Napi Gazdasag said on Thursday.
A Hungarian officer or general has never before fulfilled the post of second in command in a NATO-led mission, Korom told the paper.
He will be in charge of 4,500 soldiers from 18 countries during his one-year term.
The appointment represents the “recognition of Hungarian soldiers’ work at home and abroad, in various fields of operation,” he said.
Korom told the paper that if necessary, KFOR must be ready to provide help to the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, EULEX.