Ban appoints Pakistan national as Force Commander of UN Western Sahara mission
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Major General Muhammad Tayyab Azam of Pakistan as the Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).
Major General Azam replaces Major General Major Imam Edy Mulyono of Indonesia. The Secretary-General is grateful to Major General Mulyono for his exemplary service and contribution to the work of MINURSO.
Major General Azam brings 30 years of national and international military experience to his new position. He has served as United Nations Military Observer in Democratic Republic of Congo from 2000 to 2001, commanded an infantry brigade from 2009 to 2010, and was Director General and Deputy Director of the Intelligence Services from 2010 to 2014.
He currently serves as Inspector General of the Frontier Corps, Pakistan.