Nato is considering longer Afghan police training, says cabinet

Nato is considering adopting the Dutch approach to training police officers in Afghanistan and will experiment with an eight-week course in early 2012, Nos television reports.

The Netherlands is due to send police trainers to the northern province of Kunduz in May that year.
However, parliament only voted in favour of Dutch participation in the training mission on the condition courses were extended from six to eight weeks.
Last month it emerged no agreement with Nato had been reached on making the training courses longer, putting support for the mission in doubt.
Now the cabinet has told parliament in a briefing that if the experiment is successful, Nato will adopt the Dutch idea and extend the training course, Nos says.

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