9.12.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 317/108


POLITICAL AND SECURITY COMMITTEE DECISION (CFSP) 2019/2096

of 28 November 2019

on the appointment of the EU Mission Force Commander of the European Union military mission to contribute to the training of the Malian Armed Forces (EUTM Mali) and repealing Decision (CFSP) 2019/948 (EUTM Mali/2/2019)

THE POLITICAL AND SECURITY COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 38 thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/34/CFSP of 17 January 2013 on a European Union military mission to contribute to the training of the Malian Armed Forces (EUTM Mali) (1), and in particular Article 5 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 5(1) of Decision 2013/34/CFSP, the Council authorised the Political and Security Committee (PSC) to take decisions concerning the political control and strategic direction of EUTM Mali, including decisions on the appointment of subsequent EU Mission Force Commanders for EUTM Mali.

(2)

On 29 May 2019, the PSC adopted Decision (CFSP) 2019/948 (2) appointing Brigadier General Christian HABERSATTER as the EU Mission Force Commander of EUTM Mali.

(3)

On 22 October 2019, Portugal proposed the appointment of Brigadier General João Pedro RATO BOGA DE OLIVEIRA RIBEIRO to succeed Brigadier General Christian HABERSATTER as the EU Mission Force Commander of EUTM Mali as from 12 December 2019.

(4)

On 29 October 2019, the EU Military Committee supported that recommendation.

(5)

A decision on the appointment of Brigadier General João Pedro RATO BOGA DE OLIVEIRA RIBEIRO as the EU Mission Force Commander of EUTM Mali as from 12 December 2019 should be taken.

(6)

Decision (CFSP) 2019/948 should therefore be repealed.

(7)

In accordance with Article 5 of Protocol No 22 on the position of Denmark, annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Denmark does not participate in the elaboration and the implementation of decisions and actions of the Union which have defence implications. Consequently, Denmark is not participating in the adoption of this Decision and is neither bound by it nor subject to its application,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Brigadier General João Pedro RATO BOGA DE OLIVEIRA RIBEIRO is hereby appointed as the EU Mission Force Commander of the European Union military mission to contribute to the training of the Malian Armed Forces (EUTM Mali) as from 12 December 2019.

Article 2

Decision (CFSP) 2019/948 is hereby repealed.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on 12 December 2019.

Done at Brussels, 28 November 2019.

For the Political and Security Committee

The Chairperson

S. FROM-EMMESBERGER


(1)   OJ L 14, 18.1.2013, p. 19.

(2)  Political and Security Committee Decision (CFSP) 2019/948 of 29 May 2019 on the appointment of the EU Mission Force Commander of the European Union military mission to contribute to the training of the Malian Armed Forces (EUTM Mali) and repealing Decision (CFSP) 2018/1791 (EUTM Mali/1/2019) (OJ L 152, 11.6.2019, p. 72).