Argentinian Major General new UNFICYP Commander
United Nations, Feb 8 - Argentinian Major General Rafael Jose Barni
is the new Force Commander of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.
Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, has said the Secretary General has written to the Security Council to inform its members of his intention to appoint Major General Rafael Jose Barni of Argentina, as the new Force Commander for the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.
General Barni replaces Major General Herbert Figoli of Italy, ''to whom the Secretary General extends his gratitude for his exemplary and highly professional service,'' Dujarric noted.