26 May 2006

Third Samoan police contingent to be deployed in Liberia

7:05 am on 26 May 2006

A third contingent of Samoan police officers has been selected for the United Nations peace keeping duties in Liberia.

Chief of staff for overseas missions, Vui Tupe says thirteen officers are expected to leave the country in two weeks time and they will join four other local police officers already there.

The new contingent is currently involved in a pre-deployment training before they leave the country for Liberia on a twelve months mission.

Meanwhile, twenty six Samoan police officers are serving under the UN's peace mission in countries such as Liberia, Sudan, and East Timor.

Ten others are deployed in the Solomon Islands under RAMSI.