Fiji-Indonesia cooperation to combat transnational crimes
July 20, 2016 12:57 am
Fiji and Indonesia have agreed to promote further cooperation to prevent and combat transnational crimes.
This was highlighted during the 2nd bilateral working group between the Fiji Police Force and the Indonesian National Police in Suva yesterday.
A Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Preventing and Combating transnational crimes and enhancing capacity building was signed between the two countries in 2011.
Fiji and Indonesia have conducted eleven programs/ activities through bilateral arrangements for the past four years since the MOU signing.
Director International Affairs for the Fiji Police Force SSP Ulaisi Ravula says that due to its success, both parties have agreed to extend the MOU for another 3 years.
The 8 areas of cooperation in the MOU outlines trafficking of illicit drugs, psychotropic and precursors, terrorism, trafficking and smuggling of migrants, money laundering, trafficking of illicit arms and explosives, cyber crimes, international economic crime and corruption.
SSP Ulaisi Ravula says this will strengthen stronger bilateral and regional cooperation in policing and people’s safety of both countries.
The Fijian delegation was led by Deputy Commissioner Isikeli Ligairi while the Indonesian delegation was led by Brigadier General Johni Asadoma.
The next BWG meeting is expected to be held in Bali, Indonesia next year.