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Nepal police members join UNFICYP
2003-11-04 16:53:12

Nicosia, Nov 4 (CNA) -- Five members of the Police Force of the Kingdom of Nepal arrived in Cyprus to take up duties as United Nations Civilian police members of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

According to an UNFICYP press release, the five Nepalese police officers are part of the first batch of an additional twenty civilian police members expected to join UNFICYP in the coming weeks.

Consultations are in progress with potential troop contributing countries for the remainder of the additional police strength, the press release added.

UN civilian police were made up of 35 Civilian Police personnel from Australia and Ireland.

Under Resolution 1486, the Security Council endorsed the increase of the UNFICYP civilian police component by no more than 34 officers in order to meet the increased workload following the partial lifting of the restrictions in movement between the free and the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus.

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