18 Oct 2003

Samoa police asked to join Liberian peacekeeping mission

9:39 am on 18 October 2003

The United Nations has asked Samoa for a contingent to assist with peacekeeping in Liberia.

Negotiations are underway between the UN and Samoa's UN mission in New York, for up to fifteen police officers from Samoa to serve in Liberia.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Siligatusa Semi Lesa, told Samoa Broadcasting Corporation Television that work opportunities have been advertised to seek police officers who want to go.

Applications from police to serve as peacekeepers close on the 24th of this month.

Samoan police are currently serving in Solomon Islands and as peacekeepers under UN sponsorship in East Timor.