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Partnerships between the law enforcement agencies of Asia-Pacific countries should improve in the coming years, National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian said during a meeting of police commissioners of Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) countries in Jakarta on Monday.
The meeting is aimed at exploring ways of enhancing security collaboration between the police forces of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Fiji.
Representatives from Vanuatu and the French territory of New Caledonia, both part of the MSG, were not present at the gathering.
“The regional partnerships of Asia-Pacific countries need to improve with a specific focus on combating transnational crimes and conducting comparative studies,” Tito said.
Indonesia, as an associated member country of the MSG, is hosting this year's gathering to help develop closer ties between regional police forces.
Tito is also scheduled to attend several bilateral meetings with the police chiefs of MSG member countries.
“The Indonesian National Police will meet with the minister of police of Papua New Guinea, Robert Atiyafa MP and also with the minister for police, national security and correctional service of the Solomon Islands, Peter Shanel Agovaka,” Tito said.
A bilateral meeting will take place between Tito and Fiji's commissioner of police, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho on Tuesday.
The MSG meeting will focus on developing solutions to mitigate transnational crime, including terrorism, human trafficking and drug smuggling.
SOURCE: THE JAKARTA GLOBE/PACNEWS
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