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.
The Republic of Palau, joined RAMSI in May 2006. Officers from the Palau National Police Force are playing an important role in the RAMSI Participating Police Force to help further build the capacity of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force.
The Republic of Palau consists of a tightly clustered archipelago of 340 islands with a total land area of 458 square kilometres, to the east of the Philippines. The country’s resident population of about 18,000 live on only eight of the islands. The capital of Palau is Melekeok, located on Babeldoab, the largest island. Palau is an independent country in a Compact of Free Association with the United States.