Mogadishu, 10th October 2019The Somali Chief of Defence, Brigadier General Odowaa Yuusuf Raage, visited EUTM Somalia Headquarters at Mogadishu International Airport (MIA), after the closing ceremony of the 4th Light Infantry Course.

The Somali General was welcomed by Mission Force Commander, Brigadier General Antonello De Sio, who was expressed his gratitude to receive this important visit in the Mission Headquartes.

After an Office Call with the Mission Force Commander, the BG Odowaa received a briefing about the objectives, the achievements and the challenges of the Mission. During the meeting the highest authority expressed words of grateful for the professionalism and the excellent work done, highlighting the important of the advisory, mentoring and training activities performed by the EUTM-S personnel. He has, moreover, renewed his availability to continue in the path started, in order to continue the improving of the Somali Armed Forces.

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.