Forum to apply lessons from RAMSI in Solomons

Radio New Zealand International:

Monday, 18th April 2016

The Pacific Islands Forum says lessons learned from the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands will shape the future of security engagement in the region.

Senior representatives of the PIF were in Honiara last week, reviewing the priorities and plans for the future of the Solomon Islands government and RAMSI.

These included ongoing preparations for the drawdown of the mission and the rearming of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force.

The meeting's Chairperson and Papua New Guinea high commissioner to Solomon Islands said participants were impressed with the progress.

Fred Yakasa said the RAMSI intervention had been a great achievement for the region.

"In terms of us coming together in times when one of our country's in the region needs such assistance. And we will learn from here and the developments that have taken place and the experiences. That is something we can take onboard for the future in the region."

Chair of the Enhanced Consultative Mechanism meeting on RAMSI Fred Yakasa.

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