Millions for strengthening order in Kunduz

1st July 2011, Comments 0 comments

The Netherlands is to invest 6.2 million euros in strengthening legal order in the Afghan province of Kunduz.

The German development organisation GIZ and a number of Afghan partners will organise and carry out the relevant projects. 

Deputy Development Minister Ben Knapen signed an agreement with his German counterpart Dirk Kniebel in Berlin on Thursday. The agreement involves 13 joint projects. The Dutch government has earmarked a total of 22.5 million euros for development projects in Kunduz. 

Germany and the Netherlands have a history of cooperation in Kunduz. Many of the participants in the Dutch police training mission there are stationed at a German base. According to Deputy Minister Knapen, Thursday’s agreement builds on the “excellent cooperation in setting up the integrated police training mission.”

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