Indonesia helps RPNGC with APEC fire arms training

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police and Chief of Operations David Manning has acknowledged the presence of the Indonesia Police and Military experts in the country to provide firearms training for the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary.

ACP Manning made this remark during the “Dispatch of experts on small fire arms, protocol and security conference management” organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Port Moresby on Monday.

 “I’d like to acknowledge the presence of the Indonesia experts who are here to share their skill and experience with our local police.

“The two countries have been maintaining a strong bilateral relationship. With the dispatch of experts of small firearms to PNG, we are tying another knot in the policing area and we really appreciate it," Manning said.

The two-day induction ended on Tuesday and the police officers will be out in training at the RPNGC Special Service Division headquarters at the McGregor barracks for the next three weeks ending on December 2.

The assistance is part of the bilateral assistance to RPNGC in preparation for the APEC meetings.

(APEC coordination authority director partnership coordination Ian Jinga, left, Indonesia Ambassador Ronal Josef Pariaman Manik and acting Deputy Police Commissioner Operations David Manning at the opening ceremony at the Laguna Hotel in Port Moresby on Monday)

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