Estonia supports EU police mission in Palestinian territories
Archived Articles 16 Dec 2008  EWR
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The Foreign Ministry is supporting the European Union Police Mission in the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) with 2 200 000 kroons (140,575 EUR). The money is being allocated from the Foreign Ministry’s budget for development and humanitarian aid.

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that it is essential to help with organising and reforming Palestine’s civilian police, since that will, in turn, speed up the creation of an independent Palestinian state. “The European Union Police Mission is an extremely necessary initiative so that Palestine can gradually begin taking over responsibility for security on the West Bank,” said Foreign Minister Paet. “It is also important from the standpoint of a successful Middle East peace process,” he added.

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