Mogadishu, 24th March 2019 – Today was a memorable day at European Union Training Mission Somalia (EUTM-S) compound in Mogadishu, where the Mission held a joint medal parade with the EU Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia) to recognise the service of our personnel.

EUTM-S Mission Force Commander, Brigadier General Matteo Spreafico and EUCAP Somalia Deputy Head of Mission, Chris Reynolds, on behalf of the Head of Mission Maria-Cristina Stepanescu, congratulated their staff who received CSDP medals, underlining that, despite the challenging environment, the activities performed by the two Missions to build the Somali capacity in the security field are a key part of the European integrated approach to Somalia.

EUTM-S aims to contribute to the development of federal defence and security institutions in Somalia, using a three-pillar approach of training, mentoring and advising.