Mogadishu – 19 of December 2023.

EUTM-S received distinguished guests at the General Dhagadaban Training Center (GDTC). The EU Ambassador to Somalia, Ms. Karin Johansson, the Commander of TURKSOM Military Academy, General Sebahattin Kalkan, the Deputy Head of Mission of EUCAP, Mr. Fabian Loewenberg and the Turkish Military Attachè, visited the facilities of the Training Center. Accompanied by the EUTM-S Mission Force Commander, General Fulvio Poli and the Commander of the GDTC, General Mohamed Mohamud Saney, visitors could also observe training activities ongoing and talk about several topics.

This was the first visit of a Turkish delegation to the GDTC, and General Kalkan showed a tremendous interest on all the activities related to training and how to enhance cooperation with the European Union missions, EUCAP and EUTM-S,

At the end of the visit, the Somali Land Forces Deputy Commander, General Abdullahi Adam Ciro, wanted to welcome the visitors and thank them for the support given so far.

EUTM-S as part of the EU integrated approach is strongly committed to support the development of the security sector in Somalia, enhancing cooperation with other international partners, and Türkiye is definitely one of these.