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China ready to equip ANP: Ulomi

AT-KABUL: Minister of Interior on Sunday said that China has agreed to provide necessary equipments to Afghan police that would help in fight against terrorism.

Addressing a press conference here, Noorul Haq Ulomi said that China is ready to support the Afghan National Police (ANP) in the fight against terrorism while providing technical facilities.

He said that after every three months, Afghan and Chinese border police would share experiences regarding improvement of security on borders.

According to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed few days ago by the Afghan and Chinese interior ministers, Beijing will provide scanners, landmines defusing tools and other equipments to the Afghan police. These equipments would help to prevent cross-border movements of insurgents and drug traffickers, he said.

Border commanders of the two countries will meet at least once in two years. The zonal border commandants will meet after every three months. These meetings would help the two sides to improve border security.

China has also offered scholarships to ANP at master and PhD programs. However, the minister has not provided details about criteria and exact number of the scholarships.

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