|Date: 10/08/2012 Time: 07:54:00 PM
The European Union (EU) Friday announced the
appointment of Lasse Rosenkrands Christensen from Denmark as Head of Mission
for the EUaviation security mission in South Sudan (EUAVSEC South Sudan).
The decision was taken by the EU Political and Security Committee.
Christensen, a Danish police official, will take up his duties on 1 September,
said the EU in a statement.
EUAVSEC South Sudan aims to strengthen aviation security at Juba
international airport in South Sudan. EUAVSEC South Sudan will train and
mentor security services, provide advice and assistance on aviation security,
as well as support the coordination of security activities.
It is part of the EU's comprehensive approach, a strategy to assist South
Sudan in becoming a viable, stable and prosperous state living in peaceful
co-existence with its northern neighbour, Sudan, added the statement.