Observer group lead for India and Pakistan named

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday announced the appointment of Major General Per Lodin of Sweden as chief military observer and head of UN Mission for the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan, known as UNMOGIP.

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Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon

Major General Lodin succeeds Major General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana, who will have completed his two-year assignment in July of this year. “The secretary-general is grateful to Major General Sakyi for his contribution to UN peacekeeping,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here.

Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon
Major General Lodin has had a distinguished military career in the Swedish Army since 1978.

With a distinguished military career in the Swedish Army beginning in 1978, Major General Lodin most recently held the position of Director of Procurement and Logistics for the Swedish Armed Forces. Previous to this, he was the deputy director of the National Armaments for Sweden from 2012 to 2014.

The major general is a member of the Swedish Academy of Military Science. He holds a diploma from the Graduate Institute of International studies based in Geneva and attended the United Nations Senior Mission Leaders course in 2015.

Born in 1956, he is married and has two children. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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