CHIEF VISITS PEACE MONITORING TEAM IN SOLOMON ISLANDS

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (January 5, 2000 – Radio Australia)---Fiji's Police Commissioner Isikia Savua has arrived in the Solomon Islands to meet with 10 Fiji policemen who are part of the Multinational Police Peace Monitoring Group.

The multinational group, which also consists of policemen from Vanuatu, is led by Fiji's former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Savenaca Tuivaga.

The multinational group is assisting authorities in the Solomon Islands monitor the Honiara Peace Accord, the Panatina Agreement, and the surrender of weapons by Guadalcanal militants.

The Guadalcanal Isatambu Freedom Fighters have been involved in violent acts against immigrants from Malaita province over land rights, jobs and political power.

For additional reports from Radio Australia, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Radio/TV News/Radio Australia.

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