Ban Ki-moon hails Ethiopian UNMISS Force Commander
United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon in a statement issued on Friday (May 13, 2016) hailed Lieutenant General Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam of Ethiopia for the invaluable commitment he displayed as the Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The statement said," "The Secretary-General is grateful to Lieutenant General Tesfamariam for his dedication and invaluable service during his tenure in UNMISS." This came following Ban's announcement of the appointment of Lieutenant General Johnson Mogoa Kimani of Kenya as the new Force Commander of UNMISS to replace Lieutenant General Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam. Lieutenant General Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam, who had been appointed as Force Commander of UNMISS by the UNSecretary-General on June, 2014 will complete his assignment on 17 June 2016.