15 July 2018 – A delegation of high officers composed by the European Union Military Staff Deputy Director Major General Giovanni Manione, the Commander of the ITA Joint Deployable Command R.Adm Giorgio Gomma, escorted by the EUTM-Somalia Mission Force Commander Brigadier General Pietro Addis, and the incoming MFC B.G. Matteo Spreafico paid a visit to General Dhagabadan Training Centre the location where EUTM-S trainers are training since 2014 Somali National Army units.
Arrived in Somalia to attend the forthcoming change of command between the outgoing EUTM-S Commander B.G. Addis, and the B.G. Matteo Spreafico, they took the occasion to appreciate the commitment EU is dedicating to help Somalia in its Army rebuilding and organization, and meet Brigadier General Mohamed Mohamud Saney, Commander of GDTC.
At the end of the visit M.G. Manione expressed his sincere appreciation on the positive work that the somali soldiers are performing and encouraged them to support their Country.