FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Transitions Parwan Detention Facility to Afghan Government PARWAN, Afghanistan (March 25, 2013) – Today, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan(USFOR-A) transferred control of the U.S. Detention Facility in Parwan(DFIP) to the Ministry of Defense in a ceremony held at the AfghanNational Army Logistical Support Area in Parwan. “The transfer of the detention facility is an important part of theoverall transition of security lead to Afghan National Security Forces.This ceremony highlights an increasingly confident, capable, andsovereign Afghanistan,” said Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, the commander ofU.S. Forces Afghanistan. With the transfer now complete, the Afghan Government has renamed thefacility the Afghan National Detention Facility at Parwan (ANDF-P). In their January meeting in Washington, DC, President Obama andPresident Karzai agreed to transfer the detainees held at Parwan toAfghan custody and control. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)signed at today’s ceremony by the Afghan Minister of Defense and GeneralDunford affirms their mutual commitment to the lawful and humanetreatment of detainees and their intention to protect the people ofAfghanistan and coalition forces. “The American and Afghan people have a shared vision — a secure, stableand sovereign Afghanistan that is a respected member of theinternational community,” Dunford said. USFOR-A will continue to provide assistance to Afghan partners at theANDF-P in the form of Security Force Assistance Teams (SFATs) andfunding. The SFATs will advise and assist the ANADOC with the goal ofmaintaining the safety and security of Afghanistan. The U.S. haspledged an additional $39 million to support the ANDF-P. To date, theU.S. has provided over $250 million dollars for construction offacilities at both the ANDF-P and at Pol-e-Charkhi.