Australia Hosts Inaugural Pacific Heads of Security Meeting

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Delegates from Pacific Island nations’ security agencies came together for the inaugural Joint Heads of Pacific Security event in Brisbane this week.

The conference, hosted by the Chief of the Defence Force General Angus Campbell AO DSC, Australian Federal Police Commissioner Reece P Kershaw APM, and Australian Border Force Commissioner Michael Outram APM, facilitated strategic-level dialogue and demonstrated capabilities relevant to security agencies across the region.

The themes for the event focused on transnational, organised and serious crime; border security, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

The event is part of the Australian Government’s Pacific Step-up and brings together the leaders of the Pacific security agencies to share perspectives on common security challenges.

Commissioner Sua Fuiavailiili Egon Keil is representing Samoa and the Samoa Police Service.

The Samoa Polcie Commissioner says it is important for the Pacific security heads to be able to discuss common issues and share knowledge, expertise and experiences to ensure the region is best prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

The first ever meeting of Pacific Security heads ends today in Brisbane.