Pucciarelli: satisfaction with the general appointment of Figliuolo at the COVI top


"The appointment of the Army Corps General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, approved today in the Council of Ministers, as the new commander of the Operational Command of the Joint Forces Summit is just recognition of the extraordinary professionalism widely demonstrated throughout his brilliant career and in the recent months in the crucial role of extraordinary Commissioner for the Covid emergency. I am sure that you will be able to maintain this important task for the implementation and coordination of health measures to contain and combat the epidemiological emergency and at the same time make an important contribution of experience and competence to the leadership of the Joint Forces Command in charge of planning, coordination and direction of military operations of the Italian Armed Forces, joint and multinational exercises and all related activities. " - announced the Undersecretary of Defense, Stefania Pucciarelli.

"I thank the air squad general Silvano Frigerio for the excellent work done in ensuring continuity at the helm of the COVI after the end of the mandate of the army corps general Luciano Portolano - now general secretary of defense and national arms director - in a phase marked by the continuing limitations and difficulties imposed by this health emergency. " - concludes Pucciarelli.