EUTM-S Mission Force Commander, Brigadier General Pietro Addis and EUCAP Head of Mission, Maria Cristina Stepanescu, with respective management personnel, met yesterday in Mogadishu, at EUTM-S Headquarters, to further discuss the way forward for strengthening cooperation between both of Missions which are working in Somalia on behalf of European Union. Representatives of EUNAVFOR Atalanta (Liaison Officer and Political Advisor) joined the meeting, so that the three EU Missions operating in Somalia could be on the same floor.

EUTM-S and EUCAP representatives shared presentations on current operations. Discussions were focussed on challenges related to the Somalia engagement, including training, operational and logistical ones.

The meeting marks a follow up of a previous exchange in Mogadishu between EUTM and EUCAP Somalia’s Heads on January 13th focused on looking to see how best work together.