FIJIAN DEFENCE MINISTER RECEIVES US ARMY PACIFIC -DEPUTY COMMANDER??

The Hon. Minister for Immigration, National Security and Defence Timoci Lesi Natuva received a delegation from the United States Pacific Army led by its Deputy Commander, Major General James Pasquarette on Monday, December 15.

Minister Natuva welcomed the General to Fiji and reaffirmed the Ministry?s commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all Fijians through the respective roles that the Ministry, Police, RFMF and Immigration play.

General Pasquarette commended Fiji for her contribution to global peace and security through its peacekeeping contributions and re-affirmed their commitment to assist Fiji?s military and defence sector in the areas of peacekeeping operations and humanitarian assistance and risk reduction.

They also discussed other areas of cooperation focusing on training and capacity building.

Earlier in the day General Pasquarette paid tribute at Fiji?s War Memorial Site at Battery Road Hill in Suva.