Pieter Feith greets Indonesian soldiers
The European Union, together with contributing countries from ASEAN, as well as with Norway and Switzerland, deployed a monitoring mission in Aceh (Indonesia): Aceh Monitoring Mission (AMM).
This mission was designed to monitor the implementation of various aspects of the peace agreement set out in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) on 15 August 2005. The AMM became operational on 15 September 2005, date on which the decommissioning of GAM armaments and the relocation of non-organic military and policy forces began.
The AMM was successfully concluded on 15 December 2006 following local elections in Aceh held on 11 December 2006.