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Police, RFMF Unite For Modi, Xi Security Detail

The Fiji Police Force and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces are working together to provide security for two of the biggest world leaders who will be visiting Fiji this
03 Nov 2014 10:33
Police, RFMF Unite For Modi, Xi Security Detail

The Fiji Police Force and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces are working together to provide security for two of the biggest world leaders who will be visiting Fiji this month.

Police chief of operations Assistant Commissioner of Police, Rusiate Tudravu confirmed that top security arrangements had been planned for the visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chinese President, Xi Jinping.

Mr Modi will have a one-day visit here on November 19.

“We have enough resources and a heavy security arrangement has been made for the visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President of the Republic of China, Xi Jinping,” ACP Tudravu said.

Mr Modi is the 15th Prime Minister of India in office after being elected in May 2014.

Mr Xi, on the other hand, is also the general secretary of the Communist Party of China and the chairman of the Central Military Commission.

“We are working very closely with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Immigration, National Security and Defence,” ACP Tudravu said.

He said they were constantly reviewing the security set-up in view of the two very important visitors (VIP).

“We have made the necessary arrangements to meet with the level of standard which is needed to be provided from their arrival to their departure time.”

ACP Tudravu said a special team had been prepared   for their visit and multiple additional security measures had also been put in place.

“We have prepared a very dedicated and massive security arrangement and we are here to make sure that everything goes smoothly.”

Meanwhile, RFMF Land Force Command Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-Colonel Sitiveni Qiliho confirmed that security would be a combined operation between the Police and the Military.

“We will work closely with Police in providing security for Prime Minister Modi and President Xi on November 19,” he said.

 

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