MOU to enhance security issues

Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho (second from left) with Police Chief Operations Offi cer ACP Abdul Khan (fourth from left) after the meeting. Picture: SUPPLIED

The signing of the Solesolevaki memorandum of understanding between the Fiji Police Force and the Australian Federal Police will further strengthen partnerships in addressing security vulnerabilities not only between the two countries, but the Pacific region.

Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho attended the Australian Federal Police’s 2022 Remembrance Day last month as a guest of the AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw, where they were able to also formalise the signing of the Solesolevaki MOU between the two institutions.

Accompanying the commissioner was the Police Chief Operations Officer ACP Abdul Khan, Director International Relations SSP Ulaiasi Ravula and Deputy Director International Relations and Personal Staff Officer SP Ilaitia Caginavanua.

The Solesolevaki MOU covers exchanges noting the increased programs and activities between the two organisations covering critical areas of policing.

Brig-Gen Qiliho said the AFP and Fiji Police have enjoyed a strong working partnership, and much of that success was largely due to the mutual respect that we have for each other.

“The signing strengthens our existing partnership and marks the beginning of what will be a higher level of co-operation that recognises our shared commitment to working together for a safer Pacific,” he said.

The Fiji Police Delegation also met with the AFP Commander Pacific, Commander Melinda Phelan, and paid a visit to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, the AFP National Operations Support Centre, the AFP Majura Forensics Facility, the AFP Water Police Division, and also paid a courtesy call at the Australian Institute of Police Management in Manly, Sydney.

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