Somalia’s army chief meets new EU military mission commander Roberto Viglietta

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s army chief Odowa Yusuf Rage met with the commander of the European Union military mission in Somalia Roberto Viglietta to discuss strengthening cooperation on the fight against Al-Shabaab armed group, state media reported on Wednesday.

Italian Brigadier General Roberto Viglietta has been named as the commander of the EU military mission, which helps train Somali security forces, on February 9 2022. He has replaced Fabiano Zinzone, also an Italian, who served this post since August 2020.

Details about discussions between Somali army and EU military officials have not been immediately known.

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