MSG police discuss security issues

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

POLICE Commissioner Mathew Varley says the main issue highlighted during the Melanesian Spearheard Group police commissioners conference was security challenge.

He said it is an annual police commissioners conference, and during the two-and-half-day conference they discussed how to build stronger police cooperation between MSG countries and discuss a range of projects.

He said couple of key projects that are underway include the development of the regional security strategies for MSG, and these will be a strategic framework on how MSG countries can identify the security challenges facing our region and also build on cooperation between police forces to secure various nations.

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“That work is very much on going we had a consultation workshop late last year with representation from both RSIPF and the Ministry involved and we agreed that the next workshop will be held in July soon to be undertaken and again we will be involved and I know the Director for National Security and Strategy is working heavily in this particularly on Solomon Islands National Security strategy,” Varley said.

Varley said the National Security Strategy for SI must complement the regional security strategy and vice versa.

He adds, they also discussed a concrete plan on how SI will continue to address some of the security issues and threats faced including border security, cybercrime and future issues that the country may face.

He also confirmed discussing with the PNG Police Commissioner regarding the common border shared between Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.

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