EUCAP Somalia Head of Mission and Somalia’s Deputy Minister of Internal Security chaired the first Comprehensive Approach to Security – Maritime Sub-Strand (CAS2b) meeting held in Mogadishu on April 29th.
The role of the Strand 2B (Maritime) is to assist the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the Federal Member States (FMS) in delivering the Maritime objectives set by the Somali National Security Architecture (transferred into the Security Pact agreed at the London Conference held in 2017) and the Somali Internal Security Strategy (ISS).
This includes establishing the Federal Somali Coast Guard and Regional Maritime Police Units.
While strategic decision-making is an essential element of the sub-strand’s activities, it will work also to provide better coordination between the relevant actors, and to ensure progress is effectively monitored, major risks and resources are properly managed, and international support is appropriately allocated in line with the priorities of the Federal Government.
In the Security Pact for Somalia, all partners agreed to establish an implementation mechanism that would enable Somali ownership of governance, implement the agreed National Security Architecture (NSArch) and deliver the Comprehensive Approach to Security (CAS) with appropriate international support in order to help restore sustainable security in the country.
EUCAP Somalia is a civilian EU mission, under the auspices of the Common Security and Defence Policy, which assists Somalia in strengthening its capacity to ensure maritime security.