6 Oct

UN mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea gets new force commander

An Indian general will succeed a British one as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) later this month, UN Secretary-General Kofi told the Security Council President in a letter made public today. In his letter, dated 6 July, Mr. Annan said Maj. Gen. Robert Gordon had served as Force Commander, with “exemplary dedication and professionalism” since 1 November 2002 and his tour of duty was ending. In an exchange of letters, Mr. Annan and the Council agreed on the appointment of Maj. Gen. Rajender Singh of India as UNMEE’s next Force Commander. “He is expected arrive in the mission area in the second half of July 2004,” Mr. Annan said.

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