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The Deputy Secretary General for the EU CSDP (Common Security and Defence Policy) and Crisis Response at the EEAS (European External Action Service), Pedro Serrano, during his stay in Mogadishu for the “Somalia Security Conference” held on 4th and 5th of December 2017, payed a visit to the European Union Training Mission Somalia (EUTM-S) where he took the opportunity to meet together representatives of the EU Missions: EUTM-S, EUCAP and the EUNAVFOR Liaison Officer.
Since 2008, the EU has provided more than €1.2 billion in assistance to Somalia. The EU’s aid focuses on three sectors: state building and securing peace, food security and education. Abdulkadir Muktar, a Somali Security officer, explains why investing in Somali security is a wise choice for European citizens.
The EU, through its Rule of Law Mission, EULEX has been instrumental in ensuring justice for families in Kosovo through the identification of missing persons. Fatime Krasniqi’s husband Sefer was identified in April 2017 as a result of EULEX efforts. Fatime appealed for other families of the missing to provide DNA samples to EULEX in order to facilitate the process of identification so that the remains of their loved ones can be returned to them. Since 2008, EULEX has conducted 576 field operations in order to identify and re-associate human remains. From these, it has successfully identified 423 individuals.