UN chief names new force commander for Haiti peacekeeping mission

Xinhua | 2013-3-28 8:52:03
By Agencies

United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday announced his appointment of Lieutenant General Edson Pujol of Brazil as Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

“Lieutenant General Pujol succeeds Major General Fernando Rodriguez Goulart, also of Brazil, who completed his assignment on 27 March 2013,” UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said at a daily news briefing here.

“The secretary-general is grateful for Major General Rodriguez Goulart’s performance while serving in MINUSTAH, where his dedication, professionalism and leadership greatly contributed to the United Nations stabilization efforts in Haiti,” said the spokesman.

Pujol has an extensive military background, first joining the Brazilian Army in 1971 and then going on to a number of senior command and staff positions. His most recent position was serving as chief of the Army Intelligence Center.

Pujol graduated from the Brazilian Army Command and General Staff College and the Brazilian Army War College.

Born in 1955, Pujol is married and has two children.


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