National Army KFOR 4 Contingent - Homecoming Ceremony
CHISINAU, June 10, 2016 — A contingent of 41 National Army service members returns home after spending 6 months in Kosovo, as part of the Multinational Peacekeeping Force (KFOR). The soldiers were awarded Government diplomas and National Army medals during the homecoming ceremony attended by President of the Parliament Andrian Candu and Minister of Defense Anatol Salaru.
“You may be considered as the best ambassadors of the Republic of Moldova in the missions you are part of. I would like to present my sincere appreciation for your sacrifice, patriotism and, above all, for your professionalism”, stated Andrian Candu.
Minister of Defense congratulated the officers and NCOs and stated that, thanks to their performance, the Republic of Moldova was asked to increase the number of participants in KFOR. “You proved that National Army soldiers are responsible and interoperable with NATO armies”, said Anatol Salaru.
The event was held at the Ministry of Defense and attended by representatives of the National Army Commanding Officer Corps, military attaches to our country, and soldiers’ family members.
The Moldovan peacekeepers served in Kosovo from December 6, 2015 to June 8, 2016 at military base “Camp Villaggio Italia” in Pech village, Kosovo. They carried out demining, security and guard of military facilities, and patrol missions.
Another National Army contingent left for Kosovo on Sunday, June 5, 2016. It consists of 41 professional soldiers, out of whom one staff officer, 7 EOD engineers and a platoon of 33 service members. In Kosovo, the officers and NCOs will carry out their six-month duty by conducting different missions typical of a theater of operations.