According to a statement released on Friday by the US embassy in Mogadishu, The visit comes in advance of the U.S.-led
multinational military training exercise Justified Accord scheduled for
Justified Accord is designed to increase
multinational cooperation in crisis response and counterterrorism operations
and prepare regional partners for UN and African Union-mandated missions.
In addition to the port of Berbera, Justified Accord exercises will take
place in Botswana, Djibouti, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda with the participation
from 20 partner nations, including Somalia.
U.S. military routinely surveys potential operating locations to prepare for
contingencies and exercise readiness or adjust force posture as directed.