12 Oct. 2008
PR# 2008-527

New commander takes charge of Herat PRT

KABUL, Afghanistan - A new commander took charge of ISAF’s Herat Provincial Reconstruction Team during a ceremony October 12 in Herat province.

Colonel Luca Covelli took command of the PRT from Colonel Giuseppe Levato.

At the ceremony was General Paolo Serra, commander of Regional Command-West, and other local authorities: Herat Governor Sayed Hussain Anwari; Major General Fazal Ahmad Sayar, from the 207th Afghan Army Corps; and Herat Mayor Alhaj Mohammad Rafiq Mojaddadi.

“It has been a great honour for us to support the local authorities in performing their duties. We have [developed] a strong cooperation with the provincial governor, the city mayor, the department chiefs and the commanders of the Afghan security forces,” said Colonel Levato. He added, “I really think that we have developed a true and long-lasting friendship.”

General Serra also offered thanks to Colonel Levato for the PRT’s performance and wished good luck to the incoming commander.

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