On 27th March, the European Union Training Mission Somalia (EUTM-S), supported the European Union Capacity Building Mission Somalia (EUCAP) in a live fire training exercise aimed to improve the operational capability of Somali Maritime Police Unit (SMU). African Union Mission Somalia (AMISOM) personnel were involved as well with Force protection personnel and mentors.

The activity, which will be repeated in the next future for another SMU personnel group, was carried out after a previous training technique and aiming lessons executed by EUTM-S instructors who taught the trainees in rifle handling and shooting range procedures.

This exercise represents another step toward a more secure and stable Somalia. It is the first activity carried out among this two military and civilian European Missions and the Somali Unit devoted to the management and maritime control of territorial waters.

In this light, once again the European Union shown the advantages of its comprehensive approach to Somalia and in the Horn of Africa, and its ability to involve at the same time different actors of the International community, as AMISOM today, committed to improve the Security Sector Reform (SSR) in Somalia.