EU extends its CSDP mission in Somalia by 2 years

The European Union has extended the mandates of its two Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions in Somalia and Operation ATALANTA by 2 years. The mandate of EUCAP Somalia, the EU’s civilian capacity-building mission, EUTM Somalia, the EU’s military training mission, and Operation ATALANTA, the EU’s executive military maritime operation, will now run until 31 December 2022. 

The decision was taken in the context of the holistic and coordinated strategic review of CSDP engagement in Somalia and the Horn of Africa, with the aim to consolidate and strengthen the EU’s response to evolving security context and enhance its role as a security provider. 

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