Brunssum, the Netherlands – From 28 August to 02 September General Riccardo Marchiò, Commander Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS), conducted his third situational awareness trip to NATO's mission in Afghanistan.
General Marchiò focused his visit on the Headquarters in Kabul, gaining insight to the challenges ahead and the status of the reorganisation of the HQ working structure in order to be more durable and stable in order to provide the framework that allows Afghanistan to further develop.
In addition, Commander JFCBS met with Chief Executive of the Government of National Unity of Afghanistan, Mr. Abdullah, in Sapidar Palace, Kabul where General Marchiò expressed his satisfaction with regard to the developments achieved by the Afghan forces; he also took the opportunity to reaffirm NATO's long term commitment to Afghanistan.
Note: As Commander of the out-of-theatre operational command for RSM General Marchiò ensures JFC Brunssum fulfils its task to prepare, empower and assist those deployed to the mission so as to enable them to concentrate on their daily tasks and responsibilities. For example JFC Brunssum runs the RSM budget, oversees pre-deployment key leader training and contributes to mission-related plans.
Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office