President Thaçi awarded General Sir Michael David Jackson the Military Medal for Service in Kosovo

Prishtina, September 20, 2016 – The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, has received today in a meeting, the first Commander of KFOR in Kosovo, General Sir Michael David Jackson, whom he has awarded the Military Medal for Service in Kosovo.

This medal has been awarded to General Sir Jackson for his contribution in the service of peace, security and stability in Kosovo during his mandate as KFOR Commander in Kosovo.
 
“The role of General Sir Jackson has been irreplaceable, extraordinary, historical for the peace, stability, democracy and prosperity in Kosovo and the region”, said President Thaçi.

“We have worked together in challenging times, on the process of the return of refugees to their homes, on the democratic transition through which we have passed, on joint commitments in all the international organizations”, added President Thaçi.

On the other hand, General Sir Michael David Jackson, the first KFOR Commander in Kosovo expressed his gratitude for the award and the hospitality he has received in Kosovo.

“I returned to Kosovo seventeen years after I had been here for the first time, when, I must say, I had come without a passport. It is wonderful to see how much progress there has been achieved since that time” has said General Sir Michael David Jackson.

General Sir Jackson has also remembered the heavy days after the war of 1999.
 
“Even though those hard days marked the beginning of this progress, at that time it was a raw and difficult atmosphere and situation, and things have changed a lot today”, he added.

President Thaçi said that the people of Kosovo and the whole world know that General Jackson is one of the people who have implemented the Kumanovo Agreement for the entry of the NATO troops in Kosovo.