U.S. AND FIJI SIGN MILITARY TRAINING AGREEMENT

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SUVA, Fiji Islands (March 2, 2000 – Radio Australia)---The United States and Fiji have signed an agreement to formalize military training for Fiji military personnel.

In Fiji, the training will include U.S. Navy Special Warfare personnel preparing Fiji counterparts for conventional warfare.

The U.S. Embassy’s Defense Attaché, Lieutenant Colonel Cletis Davis, said, in addition, 10 Fiji personnel will be sent to the United States for warfare training.

The U.S. Coast Guard also will provide training in search and rescue operations.

Next year, he said, there will be engineering, medical and dental training exercises.

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