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Security Strategy Talks

Members of the public in Labasa have been told that a Fiji National Security and Defence strategy is expected to be tabled in Parliament later this year. Newly-appointed Chairman for
02 May 2015 10:01
Security Strategy Talks
Chairman for National Security Council Commodore Esala Teleni and Nakama Village headman Sera Matai after the public Consultation in Labasa. Photo: Peni Drauna

Members of the public in Labasa have been told that a Fiji National Security and Defence strategy is expected to be tabled in Parliament later this year.

Newly-appointed Chairman for National Security Council Esala Teleni told those in attendance that the purpose of the consultation was to receive submissions and add them to the report that will be tabled in Parliament.

The consultation was held at the Labasa College Hall with the aim to review of Fiji National Security and Defence Strategy.

The strategy is the brainchild of the Ministry of Defence, National Security and Immigration and aims to help and support the achievement of Government’s vision.

“It was a challenge for me and the committee to develop a national security strategy that will be able to sustain peace and stability and allow us to live in a harmonious society,” Mr Teleni said.

He said the main purpose of the consultation was to listen, gather suggestions, awareness and instil ownership of the strategy among Fijians.  He said the security forces were now working on their reports.

“The Fiji Police is working on the Police White Paper; the RFMF on the Defence White Paper and the Immigration Department on the Immigration White Paper which will all be handed to the committee.”

Mr Teleni said they hoped to receive all reports before August and submit it for tabling in Parliament.

Feedback: peni.drauna@fijisun.com.fj

 



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