Somalia’s deputy PM Mahdi Mohamed Guled boarded an Italian warship off Somalia coast, where he held talks with EU Naval Force operating under the name of Operation Atalanta.
Guled met with a delegation from European Union and the Naval Force commander and discussed the EU-Somalia relations and the anti-piracy operation off the country’s coast.
The deputy prime minister has commended the EU Mission for its commitment to rooting out the piracy and support for Somalia in the efforts to stop the illegal fishing.
“I met with delegates from EU accompanied by the General Commander of Atlanta Anti-piracy Operation on a warship near the coast of Somalia and discussed the Piracy and means to safeguard Somalia’s waters,” said Guled.
EU NAVFOR Somalia, also known as Operation Atalanta, is a currently conducting a counter-piracy military operation aimed at eradicating piracy and illegal fishing on Somalia’s waters.