Enhancing Collaboration

Police to police cooperation efforts between the Fiji Police Force and the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Public Security will be further strengthened following the appointment of a Chinese Police Liaison Officer to be based in Fiji.

The historical development was announced during a courtesy conference call made by the People’s Republic of China’s Ambassador to Fiji His Excellency Mr Qian Bo to Fiji’s Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho yesterday morning.

Since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Fiji Police Force and the Ministry of Public Security in 2011, Fijian police officers have undergone training at leading Chinese Police learning institutions, while officers from the Ministry of Public Security have been deployed to Fiji on attachment programs for periods of 3 to 6 months.

The appointment of Police Supervisor Lu Lingzhen as the MPS Police Liaison officer based in Fiji is significant as it will greatly enhance police cooperation efforts between the two countries resulting in increased level of security engagements.

Police Supervisor Lu said he looked forward to strengthening relations between the Fiji Police Force and China's Ministry of Public Security.

“China treasures the brotherly relationship between the MPS and FPF and over the years the cooperation between the two sides have produced fruitful results”.

“I will do my utmost and act as a bridge for promoting police to police relations and assure you that we will continue to support capability building of Fijian Police and we are willing to take our bilateral relations to a new level”.

The Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Qiliho conveyed the Fiji Police's appreciation towards the People's Republic of China's for its continued support in matters of security cooperation and congratulated their MPS counterparts for the appointment of its first Police liaison officer to Fiji.

Brigadier General Qiliho said the FPF looked forward to working with Supervisor Lu who brings more than 20-years of policing experience that is sure to benefit efforts of enhancing collaboration in specialized areas of policing and security matters.