A joint event to award medals to personnel serving with the EU Military Training Mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) and the EU Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia), as a symbol of recognition of service, was held at the International Campus in Mogadishu on March 3rd.

EUTM-S Commander, BG Pietro Addis and EUCAP Somalia Head of Mission, Maria Cristina Stepanescu, congratulated their staff who received the medals and they stressed the importance of EU comprehensive approach to Somalia and in the Horn of Africa.

During the ceremony, medals were also awarded to Italian and German Army personnel serving in Mogadishu with respective National Support Element (NSE) which ensure logistic support to EUTM-S.

Representatives of the EU Delegation Somalia (EUDEL), including the Deputy Head of Delegation, Fulgencio Garrido Ruiz, participated in the ceremony.