Niger: change of command at MISIN

(To Greater Defense)

Change at the top of the mission in Niger MISIN between Brigadier General Claudio Dei (transferor) and Air Brigade General Marco Lant (successor).

The changeover ceremony, chaired by the Chief of Staff of the Inter-Force Chief Operating Officer (COI) Division Admiral Pier Federico Bisconti, took place at the Niamey Military Airport in the presence of the Nigerian military authorities.

In his farewell speech, Gen. b. Claudio Dei focused on the training and humanitarian results achieved by MISIN, underlining in particular the collaboration developed with the Nigerian paratrooper battalion and the will of the Italian Armed Forces to continue on the path traced.

After recalling the importance of cooperation in the fight against Sahel instabilities, Gen. ba Lant renewed the commitment for a fruitful collaboration so that the effort made so far by the Italian contingent continues in the path of elevation of the training of the Nigerian Armed Forces and recalled the importance of the mandate assigned to MISIN and the precious synthesis of capacity, competence and professionalism expressed by its staff.

The adm. div. Bisconti thanked the Nigerian authorities for allowing numerous joint activities to be carried out within the framework of the mission in Niger MISIN.