FIJI Police Commissioner Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua formally welcomed guests from the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) at the Police Commissioners Conference (PCC) in Nasova yesterday.
The annual PCC will be held in the next three days at the police headquarters discussing issues relevant to law and order in Melanesian countries.
"Last year, there were proposals for three projects the regional police academy, form police unit and police co-operation. One of the main agenda in this conference is the follow up on those projects," Senior Superintendent of Police Erami Raibe said.
Solomon Islands Police Commissioner Walter Kola and Vanuatu's Police Commission Service chairman Tony Arthur were chief guests at the opening of the annual meet. The Papua New Guinea delegate is expected to arrive today.
"The sole purpose of this meeting is for the Melanesian police commissioners to come together and strengthen their partnership and draw up strategies for their respective forces," SSP Raibe said as he explained the importance of the meet.
The new permanent secretary of the PCC will also be decided during the conference following the results of the MSG meeting later this month in Suva.
Today, the acting Minister for Defence, National Security and Immigration Colonel Samuela Saumatua will be chief guest at the PCC.