NEW CAMP FOR BORDER POLICE WITH VOICEOVER
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Lt General Noorzai visits the Helmand Afghan Border Police (APB) to discuss any last minute issues with the opening of a new compound, and see how the ABP are progressing towards self-sufficiency.
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Sound of helicopter (fade out).
Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan. Afghan Border Police chief, Lt General Noorzai, has flown to Lashka Gah to meet with international military advisors.
“The whole purpose of the visit is just to see the successes and challenges the ABP are facing in this region. As ABP advisors to the headquarters, is really good to get out here and see the tangible effects that our efforts up in Kabul are helping out with.”
(Sound of people walking and chatting indistinctly)
The border police boss talks about a new compound for his men and their US advisors. Camp Bolan, as it’s named, is near completion, so last minute issues such as sanitation, cooking facilities and living quarters were all discussed.
As 2014 approaches, the year that Afghan National Security Forces will take full control of the country, the number of foreign faces on sites such as this, is getting smaller and smaller.
“The US coalition forces are already starting to withdraw and we’re turning over responsibility to the Afghans. Our role as advisors is to make sure that the Afghans are as ready as they can be, and 6th zone in particular are in great shape and progressing along the continuum to be able to take control of security here in Helmand and numerous provinces.”
(The ABP give a verbal salute.)
The General thanks ISAF advisors for their support and praises the police for the progress they’re making.
We not partnering anymore, we’re advising so they’re doing all the work, we just tweaking some of their actions to make sure they’re just a little bit more proficient and a little bit more efficient, so they’re doing the majority of the work.”
This is Jake Tupman reporting from Kabul for the NATOChannel.
Year of Production: 2012
Country: United States