THE vision of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force to be one of the best police forces in the region can be achieved through Solomon Islands bilateral partnership with the People’s Republic of China.
This was the statement of Deputy Commissioner (DC) National Security and Operation Support (NSOS) Ian Vaevaso during the closing of a two week training of the Close Personal Protection Officers with China Police Liaison Team.
Mr Vaevaso said the relationship between China and Solomon Islands has yielded unprecedented results.
“I am very excited that more of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Ministry of Public Security assistance projects in various forms are coming which will certainly benefit the RSIPF organization and Solomon Islands.
“I am very grateful to the government of PRC and Solomon Islands for seeing the importance of establishing this genuine diplomatic relationship between our countries that have yielded unprecedented results,” Mr Vaevaso said.
He added that it is overwhelming and heartfelt to see that RSIPF receive training from one of the best police forces in the world.
“The vision of the RSIPF is to be one of the best police forces in our region.
“I am bold to say that this vision can be achieved through this bilateral partnership and the sincere friendship we had with the PRC Ministry of Public Security,” he said.
The training concluded on Friday last week with the presentation of certificates to course participants at Rove Police Headquarters.
Deputy Commissioner Vaevaso said so far five groups within the RSIPF have benefited from the China Police Liaison Team’s training and the last training was conducted for group one of the CPP.
China Police chief of training Commissioner Yin Wei said the CPP officers were passionate and enthusiastic in the training.
“Everyone trained seriously, actively interacted, overcame difficulties, persevered, completed various subjects according to the plan, passed all assessments, and met the training requirements. The spirit of the Solomon Islands Police Force is fully reflected.
“I felt the sweat and effort of the instructors.
“Everyone carefully prepared lessons, rigorously taught, and shared their knowledge and skills with the CPP officers without reservation, demonstrating the excellent style of professionalism, friendliness and efficiency of the Chinese police with practical actions,” Commissioner Yin said.
He said through this training activity, the development of police cooperation between China and the Solomon Islands has been further promoted.
“I believe that through training, exchanges, and cooperation, the police forces of the two countries will unite and work together to create a better future,” he said.
Mr Vaevaso then congratulated the course participants on their achievement.
“I am convinced that you have acquired useful and extensive amounts of tactical skills and knowledge during the two weeks training.
“I also believe that you are now in a position and capacity to be able to provide better protection for our Very Important Person (VIPs), especially to proactively and effectively confront the threats and harms that were associated with your duties and official functions.
“I congratulate you and encourage you to deliver and perform to high expectations and put that knowledge and skills into practice,” he said.