Assistant Commissioner Lee of Australia visits Qiliho

AFP's Assistant Commissioner Scott Lee with Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho during the courtesy visit. Picture: SUPPLIED

AUSTRALIAN Federal Police’s Assistant Commissioner Scott Lee paid a courtesy call to Fiji’s Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho at the Fiji Police Headquarters this week.

The visit was an opportunity to follow up on issues discussed at the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police meeting held in Nauru this year, which centered around the importance of collaboration and cooperation with regards to transnational crime in the Pacific region.

Director International Relations Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ulaiasi Ravula said the meeting was a fruitful one with various areas of possible police to police opportunities explored.

“The main purpose of the visit was to discuss the way forward towards formalising the draft framework on regional cooperation noting the long history between the Fiji Police Force and the Australian Federal Police,” SSP Ravula said.

“Our collaboration goes back a long way and there have been numerous success stories from the joint operations conducted by our two institutions; and this meeting was another opportunity to path our way forward noting the importance of tackling transnational crimes together in the Pacific region.”

SSP Ravula said discussions also touched on possible training opportunities and people to people exchange.