New Head of EUBAM, Andrew Tesoriere, appointed

        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 the 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 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.