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13-08-2015

Ukraine | EU

New Head of EUBAM, Andrew Tesoriere, appointed

EUBAM

Ambassador Harcourt Andrew Pretorius Tesoriere has been appointed as Head of the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine. He is taking up this position at a crucial time for the Mission, when strengthening regional border security has never been more vital.

At the same time, security must be supported by building economic prosperity in the region including Transnistria. The implementation of Association Agreements and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area with Moldova and Ukraine will further facilitate regional trade and strengthen the economic stability of these countries. The EU Border Assistance Mission has an important role to play in delivering on this agenda as part of the EU’s wider efforts.

Speaking about his appointment Ambassador Tesoriere said: “I am delighted to have been selected for this position. I very much look forward to consolidating and strengthening EUBAM’s close working relationship with our partners in Moldova and Ukraine, both those in Government service, but also elected representatives, the business community and civil society. I also wish to contribute positively within the terms of EUBAM’s mandate to inclusive solutions that enhance regional cooperation, including economic prosperity for Transnistria.” 

Before his new appointment, Andrew Tesoriere served as the Deputy Head of Mission since December 2014. He has deep experience at a senior level with the UN, OSCE, NATO and the British Government in the work of EUBAM, notably integrated border management, trade facilitation,  good governance and mediation.

Andrew Tesoriere is a former senior British diplomat and specialist in security, trans-boundary, governance and Islamic issues. He has served as British Ambassador to Albania, Algeria and Latvia; and Chargé d'Affaires to Afghanistan and Syria. Andrew has served in the UK Armed Forces, as Executive Chairman of the OSCE postgraduate Academy and studied diverse languages, including French, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, Farsi, Pashto, Latvian and Albanian.

Background

EUBAM's primary objective is to make a sustainable contribution to the development of border management procedures, thus deterring cross-border crime and fraud. By serving the legitimate needs of Ukrainian and Moldovan citizens, travellers and business, including from Transnistria, EUBAM contributes to enhancing regional security and economic development. The Mission has been working with the border and customs services of Moldova and Ukraine since 2005 to assist the two states bringing their control procedures into line with EU and international standards. The Mission is funded under the EU’s European Neighbourhood Instrument.

Contacts

Reporting and Communications Office

+380 482 36 52 74

press@eubam.org





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