President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, said that the outgoing KFOR Commander, Major General Giovanni Fungo, is a proven friend of Kosovo and the region. “Time when Fungo served was very important for the country. We are grateful to all the soldiers serving with KFOR. KFOR preserves and builds peace,” Thaci said today during the COMKFOR change of command ceremony. Thaci said the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) is a multiethnic and professional force thanks to KFOR and NATO. “KSF is now ready to take on new competencies and a new mission,” Thaci noted.