Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani has welcomed the appointment of Marek Szczygiel as new head of the European Monitoring mission (EUMM) to Georgia.
Congratulations to ????????diplomat @MarekJSzczygiel on his appointment as Head of @EUMMGeorgia I wish him success in this very important but challenging task, &express desire for firm cooperation in addressing security &HR issues on ground.@eu_eeas @EUMMGeorgia_HoM @PolandMFA— David Zalkaliani (@DZalkaliani) February 11, 2020
Szczygiel, a long serving Polish diplomat, was officially appointed as the EUMM head earlier today.
Kate Fearon, who served as the EUMM Acting head until Szczygiel's appointment, has also welcomed him in Georgia.
Many congratulations to Marek Szczygiel on his appointment as the new Head of @EUMMGeorgia @MarekJSzczygiel! We all look forward to welcoming him here in ???????? and working with him to deliver the mission mandate. #csdp #eeas #stabilisation #conflictmanagement https://t.co/Zc5301JvWg— EUMM Head of mission (@EUMMGeorgia_HoM) February 11, 2020
Since its deployment in 2008, the EUMM has been patrolling day and night, particularly in the areas adjacent to the occupation line of the two Russia-occupied regions of Georgia: Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia).