14 Jul 2017

Natuman says Forum should consider a permanent RAMSI model

From , 3:03 pm on 14 July 2017

Vanuatu's deputy prime minister Joe Natuman says the Pacific Islands Forum should consider establishing a regional security force or arrangements similar to that of the recent Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands.

RAMSI concluded a 14 year peace and state building mission in Solomon Islands last month that was hailed as a successful example of Pacific regionalism in action.

Mr Natuman, who was one of the Pacific Islands Forum leaders who flew to  Honiara to take part in the farewell celebrations for RAMSI spoke with Koroi Hawkins who began by asking about Vanuatu's participation in the mission.

 Vanuatu Deputy Prime Minister, Joe Natuman.

Vanuatu Deputy Prime Minister, Joe Natuman. Photo: OFC via Phototek