EUCAP Somalia Head of Mission, Maria-Cristina Stepanescu, was awarded a Common Security and Defence Policy Service Medal in Mogadishu on July 7th.
The EUTM Commander General Pietro Addis awarded the medal to Ms Stepanescu with words of appreciation for the valuable contribution and the substantial difference her leadership brought to EUCAP Somalia.
On the same occasion several EUCAP Somalia and EUTM Somalia members of staff receive a medal and a certificate in recognition of their contribution to the respective Missions.
“It is without doubt that the EUCAP’s momentum has been generated by Ms Stepanescu. Her unfazed approach, positive manner, and steady influence are force multipliers for her mission, and as a consequence EUTM-S has benefitted immensely. As EUTM-S Mission Force Commander, I have great confidence that under her direction and guidance, EUCAP is making a real difference in Somalia”, said General Addis during the ceremony.