On January 18th EUCAP Somalia Head of Mission, Maria-Cristina Stepanescu, EUTM Commander, Pietro Addis, and the respective senior management teams of the two missions, met in Mogadishu to exchange ideas, explore areas of mutual interest and strengthen cooperation. Representatives of EUNAVFOR Atalanta (Liaison Officer and Polad) joined the meeting, so that the three EU “Sister Missions” operating on Somalia were present.
EUTM Somalia and EUCAP Somalia’s respective teams each gave a presentation on their current operations. Areas discussed included challenges faced when working in the environment of Somalia, including operational and logistical ones.
The meeting was a follow up to an earlier encounter in Mogadishu which took place between the respective Heads of Mission of EUCAP Somalia and EUTM Somalia on January 13th where the two parties explored ways of working more closely together.