Fifteen security personnel from PNG departed for Israel yesterday for a month’s training.
Ten Defence Force soldiers and Ten Police officers with Five Protocol officers left the country to train alongside Israeli soldiers.
This follows a declaration signed between Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill and his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Nethanyahu, last October.
The soldiers and police officers were selected on merit to train in Israel.
Among them is former Police Commissioner, Gary Baki.
Most were aged between 25 to 35 years old.
Before their departure yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister, Leo Dion, met with them at the Jackson’s International Airport, where he gave his final words of encouragement, and told them that despite the tough trainings they will go though, they have to bear in mind that they are carrying the flag of PNG.
The trainings will be tough, comprising both psychical and academic.
They will have weekends out, visiting places that they have read in the Holy Book.