28 Jun 2017

RAMSI praised as exemplary story of Pacific partnership

3:04 pm on 28 June 2017

The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands is being hailed an exemplary story of regional partnership.

Police stand at attention after the farewell RAMSI parade.

Police stand at attention after the farewell RAMSI parade. Photo: RNZI - Koroi Hawkins

At the final meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum's Enhanced Consultative Mechanism RAMSI was described as a perfect illustration of what can be done when applying Pacific solutions to Pacific problems.

The meeting heard much had been achieved over the life of the mission with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force now ready to assume full policing and security responsibilities.

In a press release the Police Force was recognised as one of the most highly trained in the region, with the recent deployment of its members to participate in the United Nations Mission in Darfur illustrating its international standing.

The ECM noted RAMSI had completed its mission to restore law and order, stabilise, re-set and strengthen national institutions, rebuild business confidence, enable employment opportunities, and restore essential services.

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