Posted by: africanpressorganization | 16 June 2011

Rear Admiral Duncan POTTS appointed Operation Commander of EU NAVFOR Somalia

 


 

 

 

Rear Admiral Duncan POTTS appointed Operation Commander of EU NAVFOR Somalia

 

 

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, June 16, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Political and Security Committee decided to appoint Rear Admiral Duncan POTTS Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force Atalanta Operation combating piracy off the Somali coast.

Rear Admiral POTTS will take up his duties on 1 August 2011 when the Decision enters

into force and the mandate of the current Operation Commander, Major-General Buster

HOWES, expires.

EU Naval Force Atalanta Operation was launched on 8 December 2008 in support of UN

Security Council resolutions adopted in 2008. It is conducted under the Common Security

and Defence Policy and is the first naval operation to have been launched by the EU.

 

SOURCE 

European Council


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