Significant Canadian support to the Mission – and to Palestine

This Mission forms part of the wider EU effort to support Palestinian state building. At present, personnel from 21 EU Member States work closely with the Mission’s Palestinian counterparts to support this effort. In addition, Canada is, and always has been, a longstanding contributor to the Mission with 17 Canadian police officers serving since 2008.

Not only is this particular EU Mission benefitting from the Canadian expertise, the great North American nation is also seconding personnel to the EU Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform in Ukraine and the EU Advisory Mission in Iraq. Meet the three Canadian officers currently assigned to the Mission Headquarters in Ramallah in the latest edition of our Newsletter here.

Top Photo: Two of the Mission’s three Canadian Police Advisers: Corporal Sally MacKinnon (front) and Staff Sergeant Grant Lohrenz. 
Bottom Photo: Earlier this year, Canadian Armed Forces Brigadier General Marc Gagné decorated another of Mission’s Canadian Police Advisers, Superintendent Barbara Kelly, with the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal and the Silver Clasp to her Royal Canadian Mounted Police Long Service Medal.