Graziano transfers command of UNIFIL to Spanish general

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January 28, 2010 17:33

 
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Maj.-Gen. Claudio Graziano (), outgoing commander of the UN’s Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL), transferred command to Maj.-Gen. Alberto Asarta Cuevas () during a ceremony on Wednesday.

The ceremony, which took place in Naquora, was attended by high-ranking defense officials from , and .

Graziano, who served as UNIFIL commander for three years, said in his farewell speech that there had been a marked improvement in southern during his tenure, with and the Lebanese military adhering to the Blue Line and UN Security Council Resolution 1701.

Asarta has previously served as commander of UNIFIL’s eastern sector.

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