The British Security Training Centre in Somalia has seen its 500th graduate pass through its doors.
UK forces have been providing training to the Somali National Army since January 2017. Personnel have been focused on delivering medical, leadership development, logistics, and human rights training.
Armed Forces Minister Mark Lancaster said of the training: “The Somali National Army have been motivated, keen to learn and professional and we remain committed to their country’s development.”
The hope is that, following the training, the Somali Army will become self-sufficient and able to train their own troops.
Britain also provides the country with defence funding. Last year it was announced that they would be given £21 million from the Conflict, Security and Stability fund.
Source: Force Network