A delegation from EUCAP Somalia’s HQ in Brussels, the Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) part of the 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 for a second consecutive day, on March 13th in Mogadishu (see previous article: https://www.eucap-som.eu/eu-external-action-service-representatives-cpcc-meet-somali-interlocutors-mogadishu/).
CPCC Head of Operations Division, Jean Marc Pisani, the Head of Africa section, Océane Lahanque, and EUCAP Somalia Head of Mission Maria-Cristina Stepanescu, met the Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Hussein Haji and the Attorney General of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Ahmed Ali Dahir at their premises to discuss about the Mission’s engagement with regards to maritime aspects of Rule of Law in Somalia.
Piracy Law, Law drafting and translation were among the topics covered during the meeting with the Somali Minister of Justice and the future of the Somali Coast Guard during the meeting with the Attorney General of Somalia.
Pisani and Lahanque also met the Somali Police Commissioner, Brigadier General Bashir Abdi Mohamed, one of the main partners of EUCAP Somalia in Mogadishu. The Police Commissioner commended the Mission’s approach in mentoring its staff and on the occasion expressed his appreciation to Ms Stepanescu.
The rest of the March 13th visit included a meeting with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Chief of Staff and informal discussions the European Union Training Mission in Somalia (EUTM) Commander Pietro Addis, and representatives from the European Union Naval Force Operation Atalanta (EUNAVFOR Atalanta) EU Delegation to Somalia.