Mogadishu, 7 January 2020 – The European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Force Commander, Commodore José Antonio VIZINHA MIRONES, paid a visit to the European Union Training Mission Somalia Headquarter.

The EUNAVFOR Force Commander and his delegation were welcomed by the EUTM Somalia Mission Force Commander, Brigadier General Antonello DE SIO, and some key elements of the Staff.

After a dedicated office call, the EUNAVFOR Somalia Force Commander attended a presentation about activities performed and the current situation in this first part of the sixth mandate, as well as future activities and challenges for the Mission. Brigadier General DE SIO, during the briefing, highlighted the importance of the presence of the European Union in the Region, within its three European Missions, as an integral part of the EU’s integrated approach.

At the end of the briefing, Commodore VIZINHA MIRONES gave his personal thanks and appreciation to the role of EUTM-S Mission, expressing his gratitude for the professionalism and the excellent work done by all personnel.

Before leaving, the EUNAVFOR Somalia Force Commander leave his personal appreciation in the Mission Honour Book.