A joint event to award medals to personnel serving with the EU Military Training Mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) and the EU Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia), as a symbol of recognition of service, was held at the International Campus in Mogadishu on March 3rd.
EUCAP Somalia Head of Mission, Maria-Cristina Stepanescu, and EUTM Somalia Commander, Pietro Addis, congratulated their staff who received the medals and they stressed the importance of an EU integrated approach to engagement in Somalia and in the wider region.
During the same ceremony, medals were also awarded to Italian Army personnel serving in Mogadishu with the Italian National Support Element (NSE). Commander Pino Rossi congratulated his staff and awarded the medals.
Representatives of the EU Delegation to Somalia, including the Deputy Head of Delegation, Fulgencio Garrido Ruiz, and EUCAP Somali and EUTM personnel participated in the ceremony, which was followed by a reception.