19 Jul 2017

US peacekeeping police visit Fiji

12:26 pm on 19 July 2017

A delegation from the US State Department's Police Peacekeeping Division is visiting Fiji to scope ways for the country's police force to send more personnel on UN missions.

Fiji police's Ulaiasi Ravula said the team wanted to see possible ways the US could assist the force.

There are 33 police officers deployed in UN missions with two on secondment in Sudan.

At the UN Leader's Summit in 2015, Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama pledged to send more personnel to UN missions.

The Fiji Times reported the US delegation would be in the country for three days.

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