Perry arrives in Beirut to replace Portolano as UNIFIL Chief Commander

Newly appointed UNIFIL Commander-in-Chief, General Michael Perry, arrived in Beirut on Sunday evening, coming from Paris, whereby he was greeted at Beirut International Airport by a number of senior UNIFIL Officers.

Perry has been assigned to replace outgoing Italian General Luciano Portolano as the new leader of the international peace-keeping forces, as announced by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last May.

A statement by the International Organization indicated that Perry has served in the Irish army since 1975, participating in several external functions, namely in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia and Uganda.

Source: National News Agency

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