Mogadishu, September 24th 2019 – Operational Commander of European Union Naval Force Somalia, Vice Admiral Antonio Martorel Lacave (SPA), together with Major General Antonio Planells Palau  (SPA), his successor, accompanied by a delegation of EUNAVFOR, paid a visit to the European Union Training Mission Somalia (EUTM-S) in Mogadishu.

The two Officers, after a dedicated Office Call, were briefed by the Mission Force Commander, Brigadier General Antonello De Sio, about the purpose and the achievements of the Mission in its accomplishment under the 6th Mandate.

The visit allowed the delegation to receive an update about the activities performed by HQ Staff, the Advisors, the Mentors and the Trainers, with specific reference to those executed in support of the Somali Defence institutions in order to accomplish the mandate of the Mission.

At the end of the briefing Vice Admiral Martorel Lacave highlighted the importance of both Missions, as concrete and effective part of the EU’s integrated in the Country and expressed to Brigadier General De Sio and all the EUTM-S members his utmost appreciation for the work done.

Before leaving, the Operational Commander signed the Honor Book of the Mission.