Mogadishu, 01 November 2019 – The Italian Ambassador to Somalia, H.E. Mr. Alberto Vecchi, visited EUTM Somalia Headquarters at Mogadishu International Airport.

The Italian Ambassador was accompanied by the Italian Defence Attaché, Captain (N) Antonio Mazzocca. They were welcomed by Mission Force Commander, Brigadier General Antonello De Sio, who expressed his gratitude to receive this important visit.

After a dedicated Office Call with the Mission Force Commander, the Italian delegation met the some key elements of the EU military Headquarter and received a presentation containing the most relevant information about the 6th Mandate, the activities performed, the objectives and the achievements reached.

During the meeting the highest authority expressed words of great admiration and appreciation for the remarkable professionalism demonstrated and the accountable job performed by all the international personnel employed in the Mission.

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 and Command and Control competences.

Before leaving, the Ambassador signed the Honour Book of the Mission.