Kabul, May 2016. On 28 May, 2016, EUPOL witnessed the historic signing of the Standard Operational Procedure (SOP) covering Police-Prosecutor cooperation between the Afghan Ministry of Interior and Afghan Attorney General’s Office (AGO). The SOP was signed by the Minister of Interior Lieutenant General Taj Mohammad Jahed and the Attorney General Mr. Farid Hamidi.
The EUPOL Acting Deputy Head of Mission, Mr. Phillip Haynes, attended the office of the AGO to witness the signing of this important document which represents a significant achievement in progress for both organisations.
The EUPOL Head of Mission, Ms. Pia Stjernvall welcomed this cooperation and stated: "This SOP will enhance cooperation between the MoI and the AGO in the fight against corruption."
Now that the SOP has been signed, both organisations will commence implementation of the requirements it contains.