https://en.radiodalsan.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/20220529_122204.jpg 28 officers from ATMIS and Somali National Army (SNA) conclude training on improving relations with civilians.
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28 officers from ATMIS and Somali National Army (SNA) conclude training on improving relations with civilians.
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28 officers from ATMIS and Somali National Army (SNA) conclude training on improving relations with civilians.

About 28 senior officers drawn from the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) and Somali National Armed Forces (SNAF) have completed training on improving relations with civilians on Saturday. ATMIS establishes formal relations with civilians, international organizations and non-governmental organizations through Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC). ATMIS CIMIC Cell organized the training for its personnel and the SNAF officers and was facilitated by the United Kingdom Mission Support Team (UKMST). The ATMIS Chief CIMIC Officer, Col. Herman Kabwita, said CIMIC trainings are necessary to help newly deployed ATMIS officers better understand the local context, and also prepare Somali Security Forces to take over security responsibilities once ATMIS exists Somalia. “The aim is to sharpen these officers, who are new in the mission, in such a way they will be able to operate independently within local communities,” Col. Kabwita. Lt. Mohamed Foley, of the Somali National Army (SNA), said the training was importantto him and his colleagues, especially on how to build mutually beneficial relations with members of the civilian population. “We learnt a lot in this training including the nuances in the local communities and how to conduct ourselves in newly liberated areas where the population need Quick Impact Projects to meet some of their immediate needs,” Lt. Foley said. Col. Hans Nyange, ATMIS Chief Military Information Officer applauded the 28 officers for undertaking the training successfully. He also called on them to make use of the knowledge they gained to improve relations between the military and members of the public.