Regional Training Hub for Fiji
August 22, 2018 10:01 pm
Fiji’s Blackrock Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Camp will be redeveloped into a regional hub for police and peacekeeping training and pre-deployment preparation.
This has been jointly announced by Prime Ministers of Fiji and Australia.
In a statement it has been stated that Australian support will ensure the Blackrock facility will deliver enhanced capability development and stronger interoperability between the Australian Defence Force and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull says this will be built on their long-standing Defence Cooperation Program, which focuses on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, maritime security, peacekeeping and training.
Fiji has demonstrated its commitment to regional and global security through 40 years of peacekeeping operations in Africa and in the Middle East.
Australia remains committed to supporting the RFMF conduct these operations, including through the provision of Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles and tailored training programs.