By Goth Mohamed Goth
H.E President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Silanyo on Thursday the 21st November at the Presidential Palace meet with Delegation of the EU Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management – CIVCOM – led by the Chair of CIVCOM Mika-Markus Leinonen, carried out a technical visit to EUCAP Nestor, the Maritime Security Capacity Building Mission of the European Union in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean.
The visiting high level delegation consisting of 16 Delegates drawn from all over Europe with an overview of EUCAP Nestor’s activities in the region. The European delegation during their stay visited the new offices of the Mission in Hargeisa, Somaliland, and met with partners of the Mission from the Coast Guard, other relevant Ministries and high level Government Officials.
The discussion with Somaliland officials touched on the functions of the new Coast Guard Headquarters. Enabling the Somaliland Coast Guard and authorities to counter maritime crime at sea and ashore more effectively and to work more efficiently with national, regional and international partners is at the core of EUCAP Nestor’s mandate
The aim of the visit was to provide the 16 Delegates from all over Europe with an overview of EUCAP Nestor’s activities in the region.
EUCAP Nestor which has been active in the region since July 2012 and has its Headquarters in Djibouti, just recently expanded its activities into Somalia. Permanent staff composed of legal, maritime and police experts, are now based in Hargeisa and from next week in Mogadishu to carry out maritime security capacity building activities.
The Delegation first visited EUCAP Nestor HQ in Djibouti and met with representatives of the Partners of EUCAP Nestor in the Maritime sector as well as the Government. The Mission was welcomed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and had the opportunity for a technical discussion.
- Mika-Markus Leinonen
- Robert Wank (At)
- Marie-Charlotte Annez de Taboada (Be)
- Tim Prange (De)
- Claus Flarup Wintop (DK)
- Ekaterini Varvarigou (El)
- Miguel Sanchez Guerrero (Es)
- Thomas Guibert (Fr)
- Anne-Marie Flynn(IE)
- Maurizio Canfora (IT)
- Nadia Mellina (LU)
- Erik De Feijter (NL)
- Hannah Wood (UK)
- Pekka Kristian Marttila (FI)