Spanish Defense Minister Makes Surprise Visit to Somalia
Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenes made a surprise visit to Somalia on Wednesday, a trip that was not previously declared for security reasons.
During the two-hour, Morenes met the 14 Spanish soldiers deployed in Mogadishu before returning to Djibouti.
Morenes arrived on a military plane in a tactical flight mode, used during high-risk situations, along with Defense chief of staff Gen. Adm. Fernando Garcia Sanchez.
The Spanish soldiers the officials visited are part of the European Union mission deployed in Somalia to train security forces.