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‘We Need To Keep Fiji Safe’

Security stakeholders in the country were yesterday reminded on the need to keep the nation safe in this modern world with a lot of emerging challenges. National Defence Review Committee
25 Sep 2015 10:30

Security stakeholders in the country were yesterday reminded on the need to keep the nation safe in this modern world with a lot of emerging challenges.

National Defence Review Committee chairman Esala Teleni made the comment while opening a consultative workshop on National Security Strategy in Suva yesterday.

Mr Teleni said the maintenance of Fiji’s national security was an expression of our independence and sovereignty.

“We need to provide stability, peace and comfort for our people and also create conducive environment for development and progress,” Mr Teleni said.

Fiji, he said, was facing a wide range of issues that were potential threats to our national security.

Mr Teleni said these ranged from law and order, transnational crimes, sovereignty, border integrity to impacts of climate change.

“There can be no disagreement on putting in place an effective security strategy with efficient mechanisms and response system, especially at national level.

“No agency can fulfill this task alone. The closest co-operation and co-ordination is therefore necessary to meet the threats that emanate from within or outside Fiji,” he said.

Meanwhile, the workshop yesterday was attended by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces acting Commander, Commodore Viliame Naupoto, the Fiji Police Force, the Department of Immigration, the Ministry of Defence and National Security and other relevant stakeholders.

 

 

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