New Head of Mission for EU training mission in Mali
BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Brigadier General Bruno Guibert was today appointed new Head of Mission for the EU training mission in Mali (EUTM Mali).
General Guibert, from France, will take up his duties on 1 August. He will succeed Brigadier General François Lecointre, who had been in the position since the mission was established in January.
The EU training mission supports the training and reorganisation of the Malian Armed Forces. It is intended to help improve the military capacity of the Malian Armed Forces in order to allow, under civilian authority, the restoration of the country’s territorial integrity. The mission’s mandate currently runs until May 2014.
Today’s decision was taken by the EU’s Political and Security Committee.