Military Capabilities

EU extends mandates of training missions in Somalia

14 December 2016

Europe's foreign ministers agreed on 12 December to extend the mandate of the EU's two security missions involving Somalia until 31 December 2018.

'EUCAP Nestor', the EU's four-year old mission to boost the maritime security and counter-piracy capacity of countries around the Horn of Africa and western Indian Ocean, has been renamed 'EUCAP Somalia' and will now focus on Somalia. Meanwhile, the mandate of 'EUTM Somalia', the EU military training mission, was extended to the same date and granted a budget of nearly EUR23 million (USD25 million) for 2017 and 2018.

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