The new Head of the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia, Marek Szczygieł, arrived in Tbilisi today to assume his duties.
“I am delighted to start my work at EUMM, leading a dedicated team. Our monitors patrol 24/7, at times in difficult circumstances, demonstrating true commitment to mandate implementation. I am honoured to join this Mission and to be part of the overall EU engagement to Georgia and the wider region”, said the EUMM Head of Mission, at his arrival.
Appointed by the Council of the European Union on 11 February 2020, Marek Szczygieł is a long serving Polish diplomat. Prior to his assignment in Georgia, he was ambassador for emerging security challenges and co-ordinator for international cyber policy at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Before that he served as Ambassador of Poland to Romania.
Ambassador Szczygieł has an academic background in International Relations and Public and International Law.