PNG police join RAMSI in Solomons

PNG police join RAMSI in Solomons

PNG police join RAMSI in Solomons

Updated 19 December 2011, 16:28 AEDT

Five police personnel from Papua New Guinea are on their way to join their other colleagues in the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands.

The national broadcaster, NBC, reports the personnel, including a policewoman, left for the Australian capital, Canberra, yesterday for an induction course before travelling to the Solomons on June 8.

PNG's assistant commissioner in charge of public safety, Jim Andrews, has encouraged the five police personnel to be good ambassadors during their duty.

He said deployed PNG officers in Solomon Islands have done exceptionally well.

The deployment of the five police personnel brings the total number of PNG's officers in the Solomons to 10.