Leaders discuss country’s national security strategy

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BY LYNTON AARON FILIA

Group photo of MPs with leaders behind the National Security Strategy.

THE National Security Division of the Ministry of Police National Security and Correctional Services met on Tuesday at Parliament with the parliamentary committee on police and security.

The meeting basically focussed on briefing the parliamentary committee on the progress work in formulating and development the country’s national security strategy.

Attending the meeting on Tuesday, July 31, includes the Chairman of the Committee, Member of Parliament for West Kwaraae, Sam Iduri, MP and Committee members and Member of Parliament for North East Guadalcanal, Dr Derek Sikua.

The meeting also convened Matthew Wale MP for Aoke & Langalanga and Charles Sigoto MP for Ranoga/Simbo.

Director for National Security Division, Mr David Diosi, said the purpose and objective of the National Security Strategy that Division working on as mandated by Solomon Islands Cabinet, there has been consultations held so far.

He also adds now they are working on developing the National Security Strategy with report that has identified four key pillars underlying their work.

The report includes security protecting sovereignty, peace and people of Solomon Islands people, Diosi said.

Diosi said report also enclosed Government who ensuring the stability of the Government and Political System and Economy safeguarding the Nation’s Economic Prosperity and Resources while Society involves, protecting the National Citizens, communities and Culture.

National Security Director, Mr David Diosi said importance of political support from the Government is to move forward the National Security Strategic Framework.

This also includes the need for closer work cooperation amongst all Law Enforcement Agencies to effectively address security issues of priority concern, he adds.

The Consultant, National Security, Mr Bernard Bata’anisia, informed the house saying the Division held over 30 consultation, visits and meetings with various stakeholders throughout the country over the past year and this year.

He said this is purposely to seek their views and comments on the security challenges facing the country which helped in the development of the strategy.

The Secretary for Border Security and Management in the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Mr John Wasi, also briefed the Committee on the developments at the border and on-going consultations undertaken to addressing the border situation.

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Police and Security and his Committee Members were very appreciative with the meeting and the information provided about the National Security Strategy.

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