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RAMSI thanks FSM for police

OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL COORDINATOR

REGIONAL ASSISTANCE MISSION TO SOLOMON ISLANDS

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 2nd November 2006

RAMSI thanks FSM for police


RAMSI Special Coordinator James Batley today thanked the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) for helping a friend through practical support for the regional assistance mission.

As FSM marks its national day on 3 November, Mr Batley thanked the Micronesian nation for contributing police to the mission, and acknowledged the generosity of this act in view of the small size of the FSM police force.

“FSM has generously provided police to work alongside the Solomon Islands Police Force since March this year,” Mr Batley said.

“At the recent Pacific Islands Forum in Fiji, FSM joined other Pacific nations in supporting the ongoing work of RAMSI.”

Two police officers from FSM work as part of RAMSI’s Participating Police Force alongside Solomon Islands police. The Contingent commander is Kelly Samuel who has been working with SIPF in investigations. The second officer, Andrew Ratloilug, has worked in Gizo and most recently with the Close Personal Protection unit in Honiara.

They are both due to leave at the end of the month and will be replaced by two more officers from FSM.

There are just 120 people in the FSM national police, and 700 officers spread across the four states who handle community policing.

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