Mogadishu, 11 January 2020 – The Director of the Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability, Lieutenant General Vincenzo COPPOLA, accompanied by the EUCAP Somalia Head of Mission, Mr. Chris REYNOLDS, visited the European Union Training Mission Somalia, welcomed by the Mission Force Commander, Brigadier General Antonello DE SIO.

After a dedicated office call with the Mission Force Commander, the highest authority and the EUCAP delegation had the opportunity to meet some staff of the Headquarter and received a briefing regarding the Mission objectives, current activities, challenges and achievements reached during the current 6th Mandate.

During the briefing, Brigadier General DE SIO highlighted the actual synergies within the three European Union Missions and the strategical role played by the EU Delegation in the country. Lieutenant General COPPOLA thanked EUTM-S for the efforts provided in Somalia, pointing out the crucial importance to increase the mutual support in order to make additional steps toward the EU’s integrated approach.

Before leaving, Lieutenant General Vincenzo COPPOLA signed the Honour Book of the Mission.