Solomons asks for NZ policing help after RAMSI

7:27 am on 2 September 2016

The acting Prime Minister of Solomon Islands is keen for New Zealand assistance towards policing after the regional assistance mission, RAMSI, leaves in June.

Manasseh Maelanga was meeting with the New Zealand High Commissioner Marion Crawshaw.

She said New Zealand was keen to support the Solomons after RAMSI goes, and one of the key areas discussed was policing assistance.

Mr Maelanga said Solomons is keen for help with community policing, crime prevention and to get technical assistance for the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force.

He also said strengthening border policing is essential.