General views of Kabul ahead of the 20 August Presidential Elections; election billboards on the streets; EU Election Observation Mission to Afghanistan (EUEOM), various shots of offices at Kabul Intercontinental Hotel; interview with EUMM Head of Mission Philippe MORILLON; MORILLON meeting presidential candidate; Press conference of Afghan Independent Election Committee; EUPOL Head of Mission Kai VITTRUP; EUPOL officers training Afghan police; EUHR SOLANA meeting with various candidates.
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||General views of Kabul, with helicopter flying over the city (3 shots)
||Election billboards in the streets of Kabul (11 shots)
||Exterior view of Kabul Intercontinental Hotel, home of the EU Election Observation Mission
||Philippe Morillon, Head of the EU Election Observation Mission to Afghanistan, in his office with staff (4 shots)
||Soundbite by Philippe Morillon (in FRENCH): the aspiration of a very large part of the Afghan population is to take control of their own destiny; that is why at the European Parliament, for five years I've always talked about ' Afghanization '; and ' Afghanization ' is only going to happen through reconciliation.
||EU headlines in Afghanistan Times (2 shots)
||List of all presidential candidates on wall at EU EOM offices, including of Hamid Karzai, a woman candidate, and Abdullah Abdullah (5 shots)
||Philippe Morillon meeting with Afghan presidential candidates (5 shots)
||EU Monitors leaving Kabul to take up positions near Kandahar (3 shots)
||General views of the press conference by Afghanistan's Independent Election Committee (4 shots)
||Soundbite by Daoud Ali Najafi, IEC Chief Electoral Officer, (in ENGLISH): the observation of the election really supports the transparency of the election; we appreciate the fact of EU observation; we invited the EU a long time ago and we are very happy that the EU accepted; now their team is there and I hope that they will play a very important role, especially in the transparency of the elections in the country.
||EUPOL HQ, with staff and Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP (3 shots)
||Soundbite by Kai Vittrup, Head of the EU Police Mission in Afghanistan, (in ENGLISH) on international anti-corruption efforts: the EU, EUPOL is in charge; we are training people; we are bringing people into procurement, into logistics, in the Ministry of Interior, and later on out in the field, to make sure that corruption can be minimized as much as possible; I'm not sure of we can delete it totally but there is a true will among both the government of Afghanistan and us to support it.
||EUPOL training Afghan officers (3 shots)
||Javier Solana meeting various candidates, including Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan (11 shots)
||Kabul street view, with woman in burka and American military vehicles