|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Publisher||General Secretariat of the Council|
|Series Title||Press Release|
The Council of the European Union decided on 12 December 2016 to extend the mandate of its two CSDP missions in Somalia, the civilian mission of capacity building EUCAP and the military training mission EUTM, both until 31 December 2018. The Council renamed the capacity building mission EUCAP Nestor 'EUCAP Somalia'.
EUCAP Nestor was first launched in July 2012. Its mandate was to assist countries from the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean regions develop a self-sustaining capacity for continued enhancement of maritime security. The Council of the European Union decided at this meeting that the mission should focus on Somalia, reflecting it in the renaming of the mission into EUCAP Somalia. The mission was prolonged until 31 December 2018 and it was tasked with enhancing Somalia's maritime civilian law enforcement capacity, supporting Somali authorities in developing the necessary legislation and strengthening the criminal justice chain in the maritime domain, and providing training and equipment.
EUTM Somalia is a military mission which contributes to the capacity building of the Somali National Army with the three pillar approach - training, mentoring and advising. This mission was also prolonged until 31 December 2018. It aims to contribute to strengthening the transitional federal government and the defence and security institutions of this country.
|Subject Categories||Security and Defence|
|Subject Tags||EU Operations, Maritime Security, Military Affairs|
|Keywords||EU Capacity Building Missions [EUCAP], EU Training Missions [EUTM]
|Countries / Regions||Somalia|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|