RAMSI’s regional nature is its core underlying strength with the mission benefiting from the diverse cultures and experience of the contributing members. Since the arrival of RAMSI in 2003, thousands of police, military and civilian personnel from across the region have served with RAMSI and worked side by side with Solomon Islanders.
Fiji has played a significant role in RAMSI since it commenced in July 2003. Fiji Police Force officers serve within the Participating Police Force. The Assistant Special Coordinator also is a Fijian official. Prior to transition the Fiji military served as part of the Mission’s military component.
The Republic of the Fiji Islands is a group of 800 volcanic and coral islands covering 18,376 sq. km. It has a total population of 858,000 (UN estimate, 2012. Fiji’s capital is Suva. Its major languages are English, Fijian and Hindi and its major religions are Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.