New Head of Mission for EUSEC RD Congo

KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) October 2, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ ? Colonel Jean-Louis Nurenberg was today appointed Head of Mission for the EU mission to provide advice and assistance for security sector reform in the Congo (EUSEC RD Congo).

Mr Nurenberg, from Luxembourg, will take up his post immediately. He will succeed Mr Ant?nio Martins, who had been in the position since 1 October 2010.

Since 2005, the mission has been providing advice and assistance to the Congolese authorities in charge of the defence apparatus while ensuring the promotion of policies that are compatible with human rights and the rule of law, as well as the principles of good governance and transparency. The mandate of the mission currently runs until

30 September 2013.

Today?s decision was taken by the EU?s Political and Security Committee.

For more information, see www.consilium.europa.eu/eusec-rdcongo

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European Council

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