At the end of August, three INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organisation (ICPO) experts from Lyon along with 25 officers working for the National Central Bureau (NCB) in Kabul visited EUPOL HQ. During, the visit a seminar was conducted by Lyon experts for Afghan INTERPOL officers on INTERPOL activities, procedures and exchange of information.
As part of EUPOL activities and the project which focuses on comprehensive support to the development of professional INTERPOL office in Afghanistan (NCB in Kabul), EUPOL officers assist Afghan officers to exchange information and work together with ICPO. Afghan INTERPOL experts will be shown how to conduct checking and scanning at the Afghan airports in a professional manner.
During the three-day visit, EUPOL advisors and experts from Lyon met with the Afghan Minister of Interior Mr. Noorolhaq Olomi, Deputy Minister for Security Mohammad Ayoub Salangi and Head of INTERPOL Kabul Mr. Afendi. Experts from Lyon have also done an assessment on how Afghan INTERPOL officers will have to perform and develop further activities with the support of EUPOL experts in the future.