Council Decision amending and extending Decision 2010/96/CFSP on a European Union military mission to contribute to the training of Somali security forces
1. The draft Council Decision seeks to extend EU Training Mission (EUTM) Somalia’s mandate for two years until 31 December 2020. It seeks to amend and extend Council Decision 2010/96/CFSP of 15 February 2010 on a European Union military mission to contribute to the training of Somali security forces, last amended by Decision 2016/2239/CFSP. The current Decision expires on 31 December 2018.
2. The mandate extension is in accordance with recommendations made in the Mission’s Strategic Review earlier this year and sets the proposed costs at €22,980,000 for the operation from 1 January 2019- 31 December 2020.
3. On 1 January 2017, the 5th Mandate of the Mission extended its activities until 31 December 2018. During this period the mission maintained its training capability, focusing on leadership and specialised courses based on a programme defined jointly with the Somali authorities, and increased the focus of its advisory component on building long-term capability and capacity within the Somali Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Somali National Army (SNA) General Staff. It has endeavoured to pass the responsibility of all the training activities to the SNA through “Train the Trainers” activities.
4. The Mission has focussed on the training of SNA Non-Commissioned Officers, officers, specialists and trainers. EUTM advisors also provide strategic advisory and mentoring training to the Somali authorities within the Security Institutions (Ministry of Defence and General Staff).
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