EU representatives from the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) met Somali authorities and representatives from the international community, along with EUCAP Somalia’s Head of Mission Maria-Cristina Stepanescu on March 12th in Mogadishu.
The European delegation engaged in discussions about the Somalia security sector and the team was composed of representatives from the Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability – CPCC, which is part of the EEAS, namely the Head of Operations Division, Jean Marc Pisani and the Head of Africa section, Océane Lahanque. The delegation visited the Ministry for Internal Security (MoIS) and then later met the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MoFMR).
At the MoIS, discussions with the Deputy Minister Abdinasir Seid Musse focused on the Somali Maritime Security Architecture, the current status, the future of the Somali Coast Guard and the possibility of implementing EU funded projects for the Mogadishu based Maritime Police Unit (MPU).
EUCAP Somalia’s activities and future planning was also among the topics of conversation.
The European delegation met the Minister of Fisheries & Marine Resources, Dr Abdirahman M. Abdi Hashi at the International Campus at the Mogadishu International Airport.
Discussions included the Somali fisheries revenue sharing agreement between the Somali Federal Government and the Federal Member States.
Other meetings were held with UN (UNSOM) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).