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Qiliho Praises China’s Help in our Police Work

Two Chinese Police offic­ers were given a farewell reception yesterday by Police Commissioner Briga­dier-General Sitiveni Qiliho and his senior officers. Officers Superintendent Shen Tao (right) and Inspector Zhi Cun Zhang
17 Jan 2018 11:00
Qiliho Praises China’s Help in our Police Work
Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho presents a farewel gift to Superintendent Shen Tao. Photo: Police Media Cell

Two Chinese Police offic­ers were given a farewell reception yesterday by Police Commissioner Briga­dier-General Sitiveni Qiliho and his senior officers.

Officers Superintendent Shen Tao (right) and Inspector Zhi Cun Zhang from the People’s Republic of China have spent the last six months on attach­ment with the Fiji Police Force – an outcome of a co-operation agreement formalised in April 2011 between Fiji and the Peo­ple’s Republic of China’s Minis­try of Public Security.

The two officers from the Si­chuan Province’s Public Secu­rity Department were helping their Fijian comrades with criminal investigations and in­ternational cooperation since their arrival last July.

They also helped our Police of­ficers during the joint operation that saw the arrest of the 77 Chi­nese nationals last year.

While addressing the farewell reception, Brigadier-General Qiliho said Fiji and the Force would always be grateful to the People’s Republic of China for their continuous support.

“You’ve come with your ex­pertise and friendly nature and have blended in well with your comrades and you will both go with our high commendation and sincerely thank you for your valuable contribution to policing in Fiji,” he said.

“We are looking at taking our level of cooperation to another level and the People’s Republic of China has always and con­tinues to be a very important friend of Fiji and the Force and we are looking forward to more training opportunities especial­ly in the area of narcotics and drugs.”

Speaking on behalf of the two officers was the Acting Head of Mission of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Gu Yu, where he expressed their Government’s appreciation.

“Commissioner, we would like to express our gratitude to you and your officers for your hos­pitality in looking after our two officers and they have really en­joyed their stay in Fiji,” he said.

“Our two countries are enjoy­ing good relations in coopera­tion and bilateral affairs and the departure of the two officers is just a comma for our bilateral cooperation in the field of pub­lic security as our relationship will never end and will continue to grow.”

Mr Gu said their government would continue to enhance bi­lateral cooperation with the Fiji Police Force through technolog­ical assistance such as drones and CCTV cameras to name a few.

The exchange programme also sees two Fijian officers current­ly on a similar attachment pro­gramme in China. The next two Chinese officers are expected to be in the country in July.

Superintendent Shen (right) and Inspector Zhi so far make up the 10 officers who have un­dergone the attachment pro­gramme between the Fiji Police Force and the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Public Security.

Source: Police Media Cell

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