On 5th of May, another important 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.

EUTM-S Commander, BG Pietro Addis and EUCAP Somalia Head of Mission, Maria Cristina Stepanescu, congratulated their staff who received the medals as a recognition for the work accomplished. Both of them stressed the importance of EU comprehensive approach to Somalia and in the Horn of Africa.

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

Representatives of both the Missions participated in the ceremony.