Mogadishu, 11th September 2019 – The German Ambassador of Kenya, Seychelles and Somalia, Mrs. Annett Günther, visited EUTM Somalia Headquarters at Mogadishu International Airport (MIA), as part of her visit to the country’s capital.

The German Ambassador was accompanied by the Defence Attaché, Lt. Col. (GS) Stefan Hasler. They were welcomed by Mission Force Commander, Brigadier General Antonello De Sio, who was expressed his gratitude to receive this important visit in the Mission Area.

After an Office Call with the Mission Force Commander, the German delegation met the most relevant elements of the EU military Headquarter and received a briefing about the objectives, the achievements and the challenges of the Mission. In these circumstances, were highlighted the advisory, mentoring and training activities performed to build the capacity of the Somali Armed Forces.

During the meeting the highest authority expressed words of grateful for the professionalism and the accountable job performed by the EUTM-S personnel. She was enthusiastic by the effort demonstrated and highlighted the excellent work done by all the members.

EUTM Somalia personnel are working in close cooperation with the Somali Ministry of Defence and Defence General Staff in order to support and improve their overall capabilities, facilitate the development of planning, command and control competences in support of the current and future operations.

The visit ended with the signature of the Honour Book.