Thursday, January 28, 2010

Somalia: The EU to contribute to the training of the Somalia Transitional Federal Government's Security Forces

The Foreign Affairs Council held its 2922nd meeting on January 25th, 2010 in Brussels. During this meeting, European miniters "discussed the situation in Somalia and agreed to set up a Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) operation to contribute to the training of the Transitional Federal Government's (TFG) National Security Forces in Uganda.

"This mission would take place in Uganda where Somali forces are already being trained, which would also facilitate the coordination of the EU action with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). It would be launched with the next intake of trainees, scheduled to start in spring 2010. The mission would be conducted in close coordination with our partners, including the TFG, Uganda, the African Union, the United Nations and the United States of America."


"The Council recognised the need to carry out this training as part of a wider international effort and encompassing inter alia the vetting of trainees, the monitoring and mentoring of the forces once back in Mogadishu and the funding and payment of the salaries of the soldiers."

Source: Council of the European Union (25/01/2010)

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