Regular Rotation of SAF Team in EUTM Somalia
Tuesday, 29.8.2023 | Multinational Operations
Members of the Serbian Armed Forces, who have been engaged as part of the medical team in the European Union Training Mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) since February, returned to the Republic of Serbia last night after completing successfully their participation in the mission and handing over duties to a new contingent.
Over the last six months, our team had been performing successfully all the tasks related to preventive medical care and treatment of the injured and ill members of the mission forces showing professionalism and skills of the Serbian Armed Forces’ Medical Service in the best possible way.
They were replaced in Somalia by their fellow doctors and medical technicians who were sent to the area of operation in mid-August and who began their six-month engagement after duty handover.
The Serbian Armed Forces Contingent in this EU military operation includes a staff officer appointed as head of the medical service in the mission and a five-member medical team in charge of providing medical training support and primary medical care to international forces stationed at Mogadishu Airport.
The Serbian Armed Forces began participating in EUTM Somalia in 2012, and, so far, more than 100 doctors and medical technicians have been deployed in this African country performing the duties as part of the mission command and medical team.