6 Nov 2002

Solomons police minister wants New Zealand to say what it can offer

11:55 am on 6 November 2002

The Solomon Islands Police Minister, Augustine Taneko, wants the New Zealand government to spell out in what areas they will help in the police strengthening and reform programme.

The minister is to visit Wellington this week.

The permanent secretary of the ministry of police, Frank Firimolea, who will be accompanying the minister, says they want to discuss the level of assistance and the areas in which New Zealand will be involved.

Ten New Zealand police last week began a three-year assignment as part of the police restructuring process.