EUMM head replaced the deputy
Jussi Saressalo has become the new deputy of Hansjorg Haber, the head of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia - Novosti-Gruzia.
Colonel Saressalo previously occupied various command positions in the UN missions. In the most recent postings he served as Peacekeeping Advisor in the Western Balkans for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, as well as EU Representative in Darfur, Sudan. He is also a graduate of the Finnish Military Academy, official site of the Mission informs.
He replaces General Gilles Janvier who leaves the Mission after two years.
"I thank General Janvier for his valuable and important contribution to the Mission during the difficult period of its inception and throughout its first two mandate periods on the ground. At the same time, I welcome the arrival of Colonel Saressalo and am sure that we will work well together for the successful implementation of the Mission's mandate", said Hansjorg Haber, EUMM Head of Mission.