Mogadishu – 19th October 2022. EUTM-S has received the visit of the Finnish Deputy Chief of Staff (COS) Army Operations, Brigadier General Tero Juhani Ylitalo.

During the visit the Finnish General has had a fruitful meeting with EUTM-S Mission Force Commander, Brigadier General Roberto Viglietta. They had a focus on the Finnish Contingent (FINCON) and on the current activities, status, concerns, drawn experiences and lessons learned as well as requirements in order to support the mission.

Brigadier General Ylitalo has also favourably witnessed to the final combined exercise of the: Battalion Commander, Platoon Leader and Company Commander, and C-IED Courses in favour of the Somali National Army. Finally, he expressed words of gratitude for the professionalism and the excellent work done by EUTM-S.

Before leaving, the authority had the possibility to sign the Honour Book of the Mission.