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Danish general takes helm of NATO non-combat mission in Iraq


Lieutenant-General Per Pugholm Olsen of the Danish Armed Forces is the new Commander of the NATO Mission Iraq (NMI), following a change of command ceremony held in Baghdad on November 24.


He succeeds Major-General Jennie Carignan of the Canadian Armed Forces, who had assumed command of the mission in November 2019.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, “I thank Major-General Carignan for her outstanding leadership during a very challenging period."


"I wish Lieutenant General Pugholm Olsen every success as new commander and I look forward to working with him, as we continue to expand our mission, as requested by the Iraqi government.”