Mogadishu, June 15, 2020 – A Video tele-conference with the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Brigadier General Odowaa Yusuf RAGEH, took place, this morning, at the European Union Training Mission in Somalia (EUTM-S) Headquarters.

The CDF is the Head of the Somali Armed Forces, he is the responsible for the administration and the operational control of all branches of the Somali Military (Army, Navy and Air Force).

The VTC was attended by the EUTM-S Mission Force Commander, Brigadier General Antonello DE SIO, the Head of Advisory Team, Colonel Luca ROLLO and the Head of Trainers Team, LTC Hernandez ZACARIAS.

During the meeting the Officers discussed about the future planning related to Advising, Training and Mentoring activities. In addition, they took point on the current actions and about the impact of COVID-19 on the external operations. As in other circumstances, the meeting, extremely fruitful, was conducted in a friendly and collaborative atmosphere.

EUTM Somalia Contingent, even in this period characterized by new challenges, continues to support the build-up of the Somali National Armed Forces through Advising, Training and Mentoring activities.