Modernizing Fiji’s National Security: A Glimpse into Strategic Enhancements

The ongoing National Security and Defence Review (NSDR) has provided invaluable insights to shape Fiji’s future national security strategies.

In Parliament yesterday, Home Affairs Minister Pio Tikoduadua expressed gratitude to the review team, led by James Sanday, for their thorough and dedicated work.

He stated that future national security strategies would ensure Fiji is equipped to handle modern threats with robust and effective measures.

“This review highlights the importance of modernizing our military capabilities, improving our logistics, and enhancing our readiness to respond to various threats,” Tikoduadua said.

He added that the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) remains committed to protecting Fiji and contributing to global peacekeeping efforts.

This year’s focus is on internal restructuring to improve efficiency, establish the Joint Logistics Command, and implement the Automated Logistics Management Systems.

“These initiatives will streamline our operations, reduce costs, and enhance our overall capability,” he said.

“Our naval division continues to safeguard our vast Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and support maritime operations critical to our national security and economic interests.”

The surveillance of Fiji’s EEZ and the execution of maritime search-and-rescue missions are vital to the nation’s sovereignty and economic wellbeing.

Tikoduadua also emphasized the professional development of military personnel, ensuring they have access to the latest training and technology.

“This commitment to excellence will enhance Fiji’s ability to protect its interests both at home and abroad,” he said.

“Our continued participation in UN missions demonstrates our dedication to global peace and security, and the NSDR will help us maintain and improve our contributions to these important international efforts.”

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