Mogadishu, 22 October 2019 – The Supreme Commander of Swedish Armed Forces, General Micael Byden, and the Swedish Ambassador to Somalia, H.E. Staffan Tillander, visited EUTM Somalia Headquarters and the Swedish contingent deployed in the Mogadishu International Airport (MIA).
The two highest authorities were welcomed by Mission Force Commander, Brigadier General Antonello De Sio, and the Deputy Mission Force Commander, Colonel Per-Olof Bengtsson. After a dedicated Office Call, they attended a presentation about the activities performed by the Mission and they had also the possibility to visit some areas of the International Campus.
Brigadier General De Sio underlined the importance of the Mission and the presence of European Union in the Region, highlighting Sweden’s role as an important contributing country and the outstanding performance assured by the entire Swedish Contingent.
At the end of the visit the mentioned authorities expressed words of grateful for the professionalism and the excellent work done by all the EUTM-S personnel.
Before leaving, both the authorities had the possibility to sign the Honour Book of the Mission.