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President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will be pleased to co-sign the decision appointing General Mirko Sundov as Chief of the General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces, a source at the President's Office told Hina on Thursday.

The source said that several generals were eligible for the post, but that General Sundov was the President's first choice. "The President became very well acquainted with his work while she served as NATO's Assistant Secretary-General in Brussels and Sundov was a Croatian military attache there."

The source described Sundov as a top professional who had served as a commander in the 1991-1995 Homeland War and was held in high esteem by the international community.

At its meeting on Thursday, the government addressed its proposal for the appointment of Sundov to the parliamentary Defence Committee for approval as the term of the current Chief of the General Staff, General Drago Lovric, expires on February 29.

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