4 Jun 2008

Pacific Forum Regional Security Committee meets in Suva

7:55 pm on 4 June 2008

A two-day Pacific Forum Regional Security Committee meeting will be held in Suva this week.

The meeting will start on Thursday and will be chaired by New Zealand.

All Forum member nations will attend the meeting, next to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and other bodies.

Its chair, the director of the Pacific Division at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs, John Adank, says a range of matters will be on the agenda.

"It's an opportunity for officials from the region, who are involved in security matters, policing, anything to do with border security criminal issues, to get together to discuss a range of issues that they are facing in the region and some of the work that has been pursued through regional cooperation throughout the last year."

John Adank says this will include transnational crime, counter terrorism, border management and money laundering.