SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION

Furthering Fiji?s South-South triangular Pacific cooperation was again realized with a senior Fiji Police expert now in Vanuatu to assist law enforcers.

Dr. James Kalougivaki who is currently the Head of the Fiji Police Force?s Forensic Pathology Unit will be sharing his vast expertise in the area of Anatomical and Forensic Pathology with the Vanuatu Police.

Director International Affairs Superintendent of Police Ulaisi Ravula said the request to send Dr Kalougivaki is not only an outcome of the continuing Police cooperation between the Melanesian Spearhead Group of countries but also bilateral partners Australia.

?The inter Pacific relationships and assistance being supplied between countries continues to be strengthened and Fiji is grateful to Australia?s support in enabling us to send Dr Kalougivaki to assist our MSG brothers in whatever form?.

Dr Kalougivaki not only has experience in Forensic Pathology but has worked and trained under Forensic Experts from Australia on Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) and Medico-legal Death Investigation.

He has also worked in medical l facilities in overseas UN missions and has experience in Mass Casualty Management.

Dr Kalougivaki left Fiji yesterday and will be working closely with Vanuatu Police over the next few weeks.

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