President Sejdiu approves first Kosovo Chief of Staff

Kosovo PM Thaçi, appointed Lieutenant General Selimi as the Chief of Staff of the Republic of Kosovo Army.

President Sejdiu approves first Kosovo Chief of Staff

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, appointed Lieutenant General Sylejman Selimi as the Chief of Staff of the Republic of Kosovo Army, Kosovo Report said.

Lieutenant General Sylejman Selimi is currently the commander of Kosovo Protection Force, which will be dissolved as Kosovo begins to build its first army battalions and take over the current military bases and other strategically important tasks.

"President Fatmir Sejdiu ratified the appointment of Lieutenant General Sylejman Selimi as the Chief of Staff of the Republic of Kosovo Army", report said.

According to the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo, initially the Kosovo army is expected to have 2500 active troops and 800 reservists. The Kosovo army will be professional, which will reflect ethnic diversity of the people of the Republic of Kosovo and will be recruited from among the citizens of the Republic of Kosovo.

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in February.

Agencies

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