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EUPOL Mission extended till 2014

EUPOL Mission extended till 2014

Nov 14, 2012 - 21:51

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The European Union Police (EUPOL) Mission on Wednesday night announced extending its stay in Afghanistaninfo-icon till 2014.

EUPOL Civilian Operations Commander Hansjoerg Haber told a news conference in Kabul that their current mandate was to expire in May 2013.

The extension was unanimously approved by all EU member states, he said, adding a decision after 2014 would be taken based on ground realities in the country.

Launched on June 15, 2007, the mission is aimed police reforms, enforcement of the rule of law in interaction with the criminal justice system under Afghan ownership.

It monitors, mentors, advises and trains senior officials of Ministries of Interior and Justice, Attorney General's Office.


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