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Thursday, April 05, 2007

RAMSI Special Coordinator expresses heartfelt sympathy to Solomon Islanders

RAMSI Special Coordinator Tim George met yesterday with Prime Minister Sogavare to personally express his heartfelt sympathy to Solomon Islanders affected by Monday’s earthquakes and tsunami and pledge RAMSI’s continued support to the government’s relief efforts.

“On behalf of all the members of the Regional Assistance Mission, we are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of life, injury and destruction as a result of Monday's tragedy”, Mr George said.

Mr George said RAMSI will continue to help in what ever way it can, supporting and working closely with the appropriate Solomon Islands Government Authorities especially the Solomon Islands Police Force in their efforts to respond to this national disaster.

“Solomon Islands authorities are providing a comprehensive response to the disaster and RAMSI’s Participating Police Force has been able to provide people, aircraft, boats and some emergency supplies to assist them do their job.”

“I am particularly happy to have had the chance to meet with the Prime Minister, who is providing strong leadership for the government’s response to this national tragedy,” Mr George said.

Mr George said the effects of disaster is being felt by everyone in Solomon Islands including RAMSI and he had written to both the Governor General and Prime Minister to formally extend the sympathy of all members of the Regional Assistance Mission to the leaders and people of Solomon Islands at this difficult time.

“Many local RAMSI staff have families in Western and Choiseul Provinces and many of the mission’s members deployed from Pacific Island states know only too well from their own countries experience how devastating such natural disasters can be.”

”Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, leaders, victims and their families at this difficult time.”

Mr George said the RAMSI Participating Police Force will now be focusing on police infrastructure and welfare in support of the Solomon Islands Police efforts to re-establish operational police.

Source: RAMSI

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