US official to feature in Apec route trial run

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By MARJORIE FINKEO
POLICE will carry out a test run through routes to be used during November’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Summit by escorting a US admiral who is scheduled to arrive today to discuss security preparations.
Admiral Philip Davidson, the United States Indo-Pacific Command leader, will visit Apec sites who will be escorted by police and the PNG Defence Force.
His first stop is Murray Barracks and he will meet Prime Minister Peter O’Neill for the announcement of the Joint Security Task Force operation for Apec.
Davidson will meet PNG Government officials and military personnel from from the Defence Force.
He will announce an Apec-related security agreement reflecting the US government’s commitment not only for successful Apec but the safety and security of PNG and the Indo- Pacific region.
Joint Task Force Security (JSTF) Apec planning Senior Inspector Philip Koliada said police motorcades were fully prepared for the visit.

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