Fiji is currently undergoing a process of reviewing and revitalizing its national security and defence postures.
This was highlighted by the Minister for Defence Ratu Inoke Kubuabola during his opening address today at the Pacific Islands Forum Members Workshop on the Biketawa Plus Security Declaration.
“The new National Security Strategy will provide the basis for establishing strong, effective, and modern architecture and system that has the capacity and capability of responding to the evolving security needs of Fiji,” Kubuabola said.
The Minister encouraged all forum members to develop national security policies that would serve as building blocks to securing our Blue Pacific and maintaining a region of peace, security and stability.
“The Fijian Government’s priority is to develop a strategy that would safeguard the national security of Fiji’s communities and her people,” he said.
“I would encourage all forum members to develop national security policies. This process will challenge us to think about what our security interests are, what our strategic value is, and how we go about securing this for current and future generations.”
Kubuabola said the new declaration would enable forum members to work better collectively and forge a secure and stable environment for the Pacific peoples.