19 Feb 2004

Police from Nauru and PNG to join Ramsi in the Solomons

4:40 pm on 19 February 2004

The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands says police from Nauru and Papua New Guinea will soon join the multinational effort in Solomons Islands.

The Ramsi head, Nick Warner, says Papua New Guinea has 48 military personnel in the Solomons but this is the first time it's sent police, and Nauru has had neither.

Nick Warner says it will bring to ten the number of countries working under the Ramsi umbrella.

"I think that's a very welcome contribution showing that this remains very much a Pacific initiative involving so many countries in the Pacific."

Nick Warner.

The Papua New Guinea Parliament passed a law last month allowing the Government for the first time to send police to work in other countries.