FIJI AND AUSTRALIA SIGN MOU ON BLACKROCK CAMP REDEVELOPMENT

The Permanent Secretary for Defence and National Security, Mr. Manasa Lesuma today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Assistant Secretary Indo-Pacific Enhanced Engagement Branch, International Policy Division, Australian Department of Defence, Susan Bodell, for the redevelopment of Fiji’s Blackrock Camp at the Ministry of Defence building in Suva.

“The signing of the MOU is the next step in strengthening the Fiji-Australia Defense partnership and the eminent Vuvale Partnership between our governments,” Mr Lesuma said.

The Blackrock Camp is an important project for the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) and Fiji as a whole. The re-development of the Blackrock Camp into a fully operational military training center for the RFMF will surely enhance Fiji’s Peacekeeping performance, contribution and humanitarian assistance capabilities.”