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news.com.au 25 Nov, 2021 07:00 am

Solomon Islands: Australia to send AFP and ADF amid mounting unrest

Solomon Islands: Australia to send AFP and ADF amid mounting unrest
Australian will send federal police and Defence personnel to the Solomon Islands amid mounting unrest in the Pacific nation.

The Prime Minister has announced Australia will send Defence personnel and federal police to the Solomon Islands.Australian will send federal police and Defence personnel to the Solomon Islands amid mounting unrest in the Pacific nation.Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Australia would send troops to the Solomon Islands.Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage “The situation remains volatile with reasonably large crowds on the move and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has been stretched,” Mr Morrison said.

“Earlier this afternoon I received a formal request from the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands for assistance and the provision of safety and security for the Solomon Islands.Prime Minister Scott Morrison said 23 Australian Federal Police officers were on standby and would leave “immediately”.

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