The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) met with the Japan Honourable Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Uesugi Kentaro and the Japanese delegation upon their visit to Hells Point yesterday.

Speaking at the visit ceremony today, the Minister of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services (MPNSCS), the Honourable Minister Anthony Veke says;

“On behalf of the Solomon Island government I want to acknowledge the important work the government of Japan has continued to support and assist us with by dealing with the unexploded ordnance (UXOs).”

Honourable Minister Veke says, “This is an establishment that has recently received dedicated support from your government to achieve its goals. Our government is committed to ensure that this EOD unit remains an integral part within the RSIPF.”

“However, it is only fair to say that the technicality and specialty of this unit will require outside expertise and support to deliver. And therefore, we greatly appreciate all the support that has been rendered,” says Minister Veke.

Mr Veke says, “This funding assistance will not be taken lightly but with deep praise and admiration. This support will greatly compliment the ongoing work that the Australian government is currently engaged in with the EOD unit.”

He says, “Thank you to the vice Minister for Foreign Affairs for your visit to this establishment. Please be assured that my government will forever be grateful to what the government of Japan has done for us in terms of our social, economic and security development programs.”

Source: RSIPF Media