European Union External Action

CEUMC visit to Eutm Somalia

Mogadishu, 07/12/2015 - 16:05, UNIQUE ID: 160909_11
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The Chairman of the EU Military Committee, Gen. Mikhail Kostarakos visited EUTM Somalia on 4 and 5 Dec to appreciate their service.

Gen. Maggi, the Mission Cdr briefed the Chairman on the current situation and the latest achievements.

"I want to express my sincere gratitude to all of you who are deployed in Somalia under the EU flag, Your role abroad is invaluable and indeed, your contribution and relentless effort is recognised by the civilian society. I thank you for this. " Kostarakos told the 160 members of the EU mission.

The EU Mission supports the Somali military authorities in the design, development and delivery of general and specialist training, particularly through course conducted at the Jazeera Training Camp (JTC), located in Mogadishu. Further, it carries out advisory and mentoring activities in the Ministry of Defence and in the SNA General Staff.

The Chairman also met with the political and military Leadership of the country and briefed by the Heads of International Organizations and Missions.