14 July – The European Union Training Mission-Somalia (EUTM-S) Commander, Brigadier General Pietro Addis, met Somali Chief of Defense Forces (CDF), Major General Abdiweli Hussein Jama Gorod at “Villa Gashandigha”, the headquarters of the Somali Ministry of Defence and Somali National Army General Staff in Mogadishu.

The main purpose of the visit was the occasion to introduce to the CDF the next EUTM-S Mission Force Commander B.G. Matteo Spreafico.

The three Generals, expressed their deep confidence for the future activities and achievements.

The visit ended with the most sincere thanks made by Somali CDF for the role played by EUTM-S under B.G Addis command, the concrete support provided to the National Army and the Somali Authorities and for the excellent work done so far by the Mission, sure that with the incoming Commander B.G. Spreafico this magnificent collaboration will be maintained at the high standards expressed to date