"Sincerely thank you from the bottom of your heart for what you are doing, an important job that serves to give stability in the international context, a job that brings prestige to Italy ...". With these heartfelt words, addressed to the Italian soldiers currently employed in the EUTM-S mission (European Union Training Mission in Somalia), the visit of the Chief of Defense Staff, General Enzo Vecciarelli, concluded yesterday morning.
Received on arrival at the Mogadishu airport by the Force Commander, Brigadier General Fabiano Zinzone, the head of SMD received an informative briefing on the current developments of the mission after which he personally wanted to greet the National Contingent, extending to all present the wishes on the occasion of the upcoming holidays: "For having been in your place for many times, I know how tiring it can be to be away from home at Christmas, and that is why I wanted to bring you my closeness, my sharing, and I would like to add my greetings to your families, to your joint. It's a difficult job, and you do it with enormous passion ... ".
The visit ended in the late morning, with a particular appreciation to the Force Commander for the work that he and his collaborators are doing in favor of the country of the Horn of Africa: "I really appreciate what General Zinzone is doing, please continue like this, because this is the right way".