Chairman of the European Union Military Committee visits the Defence Forces.

The chairman of the European Union Military Committee (EUMC), GENERAL Hí…KAN SYRÉN, will visit the Defence Forces from 07 – 08 July 2011.

The European Union Military Committee (EUMC) is the highest military body set up within the European Council. It directs all EU military activities and provides the Political and Security Committee (PSC) with advice and recommendations on military matters. It is composed of the Chiefs of Defence of the Member States, who are regularly represented by their permanent Military Representatives.

General Syrén will visit McKee Barracks, Blackhorse Avenue tomorrow, Thursday 07th of July 2011, where he will meet Defence Forces Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Sean McCann, and receive a number of briefings from Defence Forces Directors.

General Syrén will receive a Guard of Honour from members of the 5th Infantry Battalion and lay a wreath.

Press Release Date: Thursday 07th July, 2011

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