19 Mission Members awarded the CSDP Service Medal

Yesterday, 19 EUPOL COPPS Mission Members were awarded the Common Security and Defence Policy Service Medal. The EU Representative in Jerusalem, Mr. Ralph Tarraf awarded the medal to the Head of Mission, Mr. Kauko Aaltomaa, who then awarded the medal to 18 other Mission Members.

“It is an honour to award this decoration to you on behalf of the EU High Representative, Federica Mogherini. On the reverse side, the medal bears the Latin phrase “Pro Pace Unum” translating to “United for Peace” and this is what the EU and our Mission works to accomplish in this region”, said the Head of Mission.

In his address, the EU Representative in Jerusalem, Mr. Tarraf stated that the Mission’s engagements with the Palestinian Civil Police and the judicial institutions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory are crucial in the endeavour of building a Palestinian state.

Top photo: The 19 Mission Members awarded the Common Security and Defence Policy Service Medal with the EU Representative in Jerusalem, Mr. Ralph Tarraf (centre).
Bottom photo: The EU Representative in Jerusalem, Mr. Ralph Tarraf (left) awarding the Head of Mission, Mr. Kauko Aaltomaa, the CSDP Service medal.