The People?s Republic of China?s Deputy Director-General pays a courtesy call

23rd July 2015
The People?s Republic of China?s Deputy Director-General of International
Cooperation at the Ministry of Public Security H.E Mr Yang Shaowen and his
Delegation paid a courtesy call to the Acting Commissioner of Police Isikeli
Ligairi at the Fiji Police Headquarters this morning.

Mr Shaowen is accompanied by a five member delegation consisting of senior
Ministry of Public Security officials from Beijing.

The delegation was accorded a quarter guard parade before a brief overview of the Fiji Police Force was presented by the Fiji Police?s Director Planning Senior Superintendent of Police Erami Raibe.

Mr Shaowen said the visit by his delegation has historical significance.

?This is the very first official delegation from the Ministry of Public Security
China to visit Fiji and the bilateral law enforcement cooperation between China
and Fiji has been so well developed and a lot of progress and achievement has
been achieved over the years?.

?We are so pleased to see the Fiji Police is also growing and making progress
and is global reaching not only regional development and also the world
stage?.

Since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding of police co-operation between China in Fiji in April 2011 the Fiji Police has been the recipient of various forms of assistance in terms of training, development and capacity building.

?I am glad to meet old friends and new friends here and hope the morning will be more productive which will play more impetus towards future cooperation?.

The delegation was accorded a traditional ceremony of welcome at the Fiji Police Academy before touring facilities and items donated to Police in terms of the Chinese assistance component.

Later this afternoon the delegation will meet ten of the officers that have attended operational training in China since 2013 at the Chinese Embassy.