The Fiji Police Force continues to enjoy the outcome of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Fiji and the People’s Republic of China in 2011.
Fifteen officers will soon depart for a three week intensive training course with one of the world’s leading police jurisdictions. The delegation is the second to lot to realize the MOU of police cooperation signed in April 2011.
The delegation were handed their airline tickets by the Acting Chinese Ambassador H.E Mr Yang Zaohui. The group is the second batch to attend such a workshop.
Since the signing of the MOU, the Fiji Police has received various forms of assistance such as $300,000 worth of equipment to tackle issues on drugs and traffic, the training of 10 officers in May this year amongst many other forms of assistance.
Meanwhile earlier this year the Fiji Police Force was home to two officers from the Ministry of Public Ministry in China who were deployed here for a three month attachment program.
The delegation will be led by Senior Superintendent Maretino Qiolevu the commanding officer of the Police Special Response Unit. The group will be attending the three week intensive training course at the Beijing Police Academy.
The Acting Ambassador H.E Mr Zaohui said his country is always eagerly looking forward to continuing the strong relationship the two countries have enjoyed so far.
Meanwhile Acting Commissioner of Police Ravi Narayan in acknowledging the support says the Fiji Police is truly indebted to the People’s Republic of China for their continuous assistance.
“The Fiji Police Force since the signing of the MOU has been at the receiving end of many great things from our Chinese counterparts which we are truly thankful for”.
“We are continuously looking at ways of upskilling our officers in partnership with the world’s leading police jurisdictions and this opportunity will definitely put our officers on par with some of the best in the world”.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on the 18th April, 2011 in Beijing by Fiji’s Minister of Defence and his counterpart, and covered areas such as search and rescue of fugitives, terrorists, money launderers, trafficker’s, cybercrime and smuggling of banned goods amongst other issues.
The group will be leaving Fiji on the 28 of this month.
POLICE MEDIA CELL