An additional China Police Liaison Team (CPLT) arrived in the country on 12 November 2023 to assist the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) for the Pacific Games 2023 (PG23).
The team arrived after an invitation from the Solomon Island Government to support the RSIPF. The team will work on a short-term arrangement with the current CPLT who is in the country on deployment and will assist with the security work.
Additional officers were met by Deputy Commissioner (DC) National Security and Operation Support (NSOS) of RSIPF when they arrived at Honiara International Airport.
DC Vaevaso warmly welcomed them on behalf of RSIPF and stated that China’s firm support will contribute to hold a Green and Safe Sol2023 Pacific Games.
The additional officers team up and assist with security preparation. They have been helping install and adjust security equipment including security inspection machines, metal detectors and providing specified training to the RSIPF on operating video transmission systems and using handheld metal detectors.
They will also work closely with RSIPF in audience entry security check and other related security work during the games.
This additional deployment is part of China’s support plan after the aid batches of security equipment and materials worth SBD 5 million for the Games.
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