The Commander of the United Nations forces in the Middle East is retiring. Major General?
The Commander of the United Nations forces in the Middle East is retiring. Major General Ensio Silasvuo was farewelled in a ceremony in Tel Aviv.
SYNOPSIS: Major General Silasvuo retires at the end of the month. He was given a farewell dinner on Thursday (27 December) at an airbase just outside of Tel Aviv. The dinner was hosted by Israeli Chief of Staff Rapheal Eitan. In a farewell speech the Major General said he would never forget the first steps towards peace in the middle-east.
And to commemorate his middle-east service Major General takes with him a plaque presented on behalf of t he Israeli Defence forces.