Palestinian Prime Minister welcomes the Head of EUPOL COPPS

H.E. Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh, Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority welcomed, on Tuesday 18 June 2019, the Head of EUPOL COPPS, Mr. Kauko Aaltomaa to a meeting in his office in Ramallah.

Mr. Aaltomaa outlined the fundamental role of the Mission and briefed the Prime Minister on the activities currently conducted by the Mission in support of the Palestinian institutions and population.

Prime Minister Shtayyeh and Mr. Aaltomaa reviewed the work accomplished in the security and justice sectors. Based on their assessment of what has been achieved, they exchanged views on possible ways to improve the efficiency of those two key sectors for future of the Palestinian society.

The Mission has been providing strategic advice and support for the Palestinian interlocutors in the field of police since 2006. A few years later, its mandate was broadened to include supporting the development of a sustainable criminal justice sector which complies with international Human Rights standards.