Italy trains 650 Afghan Border Policemen

19:32, July 08, 2010      

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Munir Mangal, the Deputy to Afghan Interior Ministry on Thursday, said that Italian government has provided training to 650 Afghan Border Police servicemen over the four years. "With the financial support of Italy and providing trainers 650 Afghan Border Police servicemen have received training at home and Rome since 2006," Mangal told a joint press conference with Italian ambassador to Afghanistan Claudio Glaentzer in Italian embassy here.

Out of these, 20 Afghan border policemen including six customs police officers had received training in Italian capital Rome while the remaining had been trained in Herat, west Afghanistan where more than 2,300 Italian soldiers are stationed within the framework of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force ( ISAF) to help stabilize security there.

Italian ambassador at the press conference said that Italian government would continue to provide advanced training to Afghan Border Police Servicemen and Afghan Customs personnel.

Source: Xinhua


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