On 18 and 19 October, a delegation of European Military Planning and Conduct Capabilities (MPCC) visited the European Union Training Mission – Somalia (EUTM-S) in Mogadishu. Delegation, led by Col. Joachim BRUNS, the MPCC Branch Chief Current Mission, was welcomed by the Mission Force Commander, Brigadier General Pietro Addis, who, after giving them a welcome address, provided a general illustration of the Mission. Subsequently, the MPCC Officers attended a briefing held by the Chief of Staff and the Advisory Team and Training Team Heads, who explained the main activities developed in favor of the Ministry of Defense and the Somali National Army (SNA). Lastly, the Delegation visited the General Dhagabadan Training Center (GDTC), a training facility where the staff of the EUTM develop practical activities in support of the SNA. At the end of the visit, the Head of Delegation, commending the Mission Commander, expressed words of gratitude and appreciation for the work done, underlining full sharing in the interaction between the main pillars, advising, mentoring and training, to get, with the combined effect between them, significant results.

Mogadishu, October 19th 2017