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EU pledges EUR15 million funds for Afghan police
Date 19/10/2011 14:06  Author webmaster  Hits 795  Language Global
• 19 OCT 2011

By Ghanizada | Khaama Press

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 – The European Union following an agreement with the Ministry of Interior Affairs of Afghanistan pledged 15 million Euro funds to further improve the capacity of Afghan National police forces.

The agreement was signed between Deputy Afghan Interior Affairs Minister Gen. Mirza Yarmand and Deputy Secretary General of European External Action Service, Mr. Maciej Popowski.

Based on the agreement, around 9 million Euros of the funds will be spent for the construction of a police academy in capital Kabul and 6 million Euros will be spent for the construction of police academy and improvement of women police capabilities in Bamiyan province and also improvement of administrative capacities and paving the way for the implementation of human rights.

According to officials, the construction work of the academy has been handed over to I.O.M and is expected to be completed during the next 18 months.

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