Italian Navy welcomes its new Force Commander

  ROME - Admiral Fabio Agostini, Operation Commander of EUNAVFOR MED IRINI, has attended the ceremony of the takeover of the new Force Commander, Rear Admiral Stefano Frumento of the Italian Navy, who – from today – is in charge of the assets deployed in the area of operation in substitution of Commodore Mikropoulos of the Hellenic Navy. At the same time the Italian Warship San Giorgio replaces the Greek Ship Aegean as flagship of the operation.

  “Operation IRINI has just completed its first year of activity. In these days, the EU Council has extended the mandate for other two years – says Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini, IRINI’s Operation Commander – This is a recognition of our job and the confirmation of the will of EU Member States to fulfil the commitments they took at the Berlin Conference on Libya, in January last year.”

  Rear Admiral Frumento was born in Savona in 1971. He is part of the prestigious group of Italian Navy Seals COMSUBIN, which he had the privilege to command. He was also Commander of the Italian frigate Grecale and the Italian aircraft carrier Garibaldi.