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President Karzai Held Meeting on the Reform of the Afghan National Police
Office of the Spokesman

06/23/2005

Presidential Palace, Kabul - H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, chaired a meeting today of the joint Afghan and International group working on the reform of the Afghan National Police.

Ali Ahmad Jalali, Minister of Interior of Afghanistan, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, Minister of Justice, Dr. Zalmay Rasoul, National Security Advisor, Habibullah Qaderi, Minister of Counter Narcotics, Amrullah Saleh, Director of National Director for Security and Yossuf Nooristani, Deputy Defence Minsiter attended this meeting from the Afghan side.

On the International side, ambassadors and representatives of countries involved in national police reform area, including Germany, USA, UK, Canada, Italy and Japan were joined by representatives from the Coalition Forces, the International Security Assistance Force and the United Nations attended the meeting.

The President was briefed by the group on the new comprehensive plan for reforming and rebuilding the Afghan National Police. The plan provides for a new force structure, equipment and infrastructure and measures to reform the pay and rank structure, provide entry level training as well as mentoring and on-the-job training for Afghanistan new police force. The police force’s pay reform will be based on parity with Afghan National Army.

According to the timeline provided in the plan, the entry level training will be completed by December 2005, while by December 2008 the police force will be effectively trained and fully equipped. The remaining infrastructure will be put in place by December 2011.

Germany will continue to be the lead nation in the Afghan National Police reform, while substantial levels of funding will also be provided by the United States, with further important contributions from the UK, Japan, Italy and other donors.

 

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