NATO has been leading a peace support operation in Kosovo (KFOR) since June 1999 in support of wider international efforts to build peace and stability in the area.
Athens provided facilities to ease the advance of forces in the context of “JOINT Guardian” Plan, approved by NAC, on the 10th of June 1999. The Multinational Force, under the U.N. auspices, was called Kosovo Force (KFOR).
Athens Governmental Council on Foreign Affairs and National Defense of decided on the 11th of June 1999 that Greece would participate with a force at Brigade Level, providing assistance for the implementation of the mission. The Hellenic Force was named Hellenic Contingent in Kosovo. The mission of the Contingent was to create a secure environment for the population in Kosovo and ensure safe return of the refugees and those who had been displaced from Kosovo.
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