European Union External Action

EUPOL Afghanistan holds closing ceremony

“It makes me proud when the Afghan Minister of Interior refers to very specific change that has taken place. This change took place in true partnership between EUPOL and Afghans. We have fought this fight together. The progress in criminal policing, training institutions, leadership, good governance and female policing is a space we should jointly be proud of,” stated Kenneth Deane, the EU Civilian Operations Commander. He concluded that “the basic principle of policing is very simple – it applies to all nations in the world and Afghanistan is no exception to this: Policing is about protecting and serving everyone irrespective of creed, culture, politics or religion.”