Mogadishu – 20 March 2024.

On March 20, 2024,

35 members of the EUTM-S mission from Finland, Italy and Sweden received the Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) Service Medal.

The ceremony, held at the International Campus, was attended by the Italian Ambassador to Somalia, H.E. Mario Daccò Coppi, the Senior Military Advisor of UNSOM Gen. Mohamadou Abdoulaye Sylla, the Italian Defense Attaché, Navy Captain Mario De Rosa, the Swedish Defense Attaché in Somalia, Lt.Col. Patrik Edentoft, representatives of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), the European Union Capacity-building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP-S), the Türkiye-Somalia Mission (TURKSOM), United Kingdom Tangham Operation, United States Military Assistance Group – Somalia (MAG-S).

Gen. Fulvio Poli, Mission Force Commander of EUTM-S, thanked the guests for their presence and recalled the importance and symbolic value that each military decoration represents.

The medals were presented by Gen. Poli, by the Deputy Mission Force Commander, Navy Captain Mats Fogelmark and by the Chief of Staff, Col. Gabriel González Segura.