Mogadishu, 7 July 2018. – On behalf of Mrs. Frederica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, EUTM-S Mission Force Commander B.G. Pietro Addis, together with EUCAP Somalia Head of Mission Maria Cristina Stepanescu, awarded their respective personnel with the European Union Common Security and Defense Policy Service Medal.

The ceremony, which was held at the International Campus in Mogadishu, allowed EUTM-S MFCdr and EUCAP HoM to highlight the excellent work done by respective personnel and the achievements against respective mandates; at the same time the joint ceremony between EUTM-S and EUCAP consolidated the integrated approach of the EU in Somalia.

During the ceremony, B.G. Pietro Addis awarded EUCAP Somalia Head of Mission Mrs. Maria Cristina Stepanescu, and U.S. Military Coordination Cell Director B.G Castellanos, with the CSDP Medal for Planning and Support to recognize their service in Somalia in support of EUTM-S.