HomeFijiFIJI AND SOLOMON ISLANDS RESTORE FRIENDLY RELATIONS AND ASSISTANCE

FIJI AND SOLOMON ISLANDS RESTORE FRIENDLY RELATIONS AND ASSISTANCE

The Solomon Island destinations has today conveyed its readiness to work closely with all the Fiji Government in developing climate resilience, protecting the surroundings and oceans and promoting sustainable development in the Pacific region.
This was emphasised in a introductory call to the Leading Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Honourable Sitiveni Rabuka from the Solomon Islands High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji, His Excellency Mr. Joseph Ma’ahanua. He said Solomon Islands supports Prime Minister Rabuka in his role as the Forum chair to guide the job on progressing the Glowing blue Pacific Strategy 2050 and the reforms to the Pacific local architecture.
High Commissioner Ma’ahanua said Solomon Islands commends the bold actions used by Prime Minister Rabuka to bring back Kiribati into the Pacific cycles Forum family and also praised Prime Minister Rabuka to get his commitment to quickly address the issues concerning the University of the South Pacific (USP). He stated Fiji and Solomon Islands share friendly relations, at the heart of which, is the close ties between the people and there is a large population of Solomon Island descendants who at this point call Fiji home. Leading Minister Rabuka is assured that cooperation among the two nations would raise new levels in the key areas of economic and social development. High Commissioner Ma’ahanua also expressed Solomon Islands interest to construct the particular Solomon Islands Chancery in Suva, as a way forward to further enhance collaborations with Fiji. Prime Minister Rabuka extended his best wishes in order to Solomon Islands Prime Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Honourable Manasseh Sogavare and he looks forward to further collaboration with the Pacific Island Frontrunners in advancing the interests of the Pacific family. In his capacity as the new Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), Prime Minister Rabuka got the opportunity to provide an overview of the Forum’s immediate priorities in order to nurture regional solidarity.
In answer, High Commissioner Ma’ahanua expressed his appreciation to Excellent Minister Rabuka for their strong leadership to reunite the Pacific region. Prime Minister Rabuka extended his gratitude to High Commissioner Ma’ahanua for the opportunity to meet and talk about areas of mutual cooperation. This individual said Fiji will work with Solomon Islands in handling common challenges and the fulfilment of our collective vision from the 2050 Strategy for the Azure Pacific Continent. High Commissioner Ma’ahanua conveyed Solomon Island’s readiness to work with Fiji toward rejuvenating the important role the particular Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) cooperation play for advancement trade, investment and people-to-people connectivity with the MSG. Fiji and Solomon Islands are members of the MSG subregional group. He said Solomon Islands will host the particular 2023 Pacific Games within Honiara and looks forward to welcoming the Fiji Delegation attending the event this year.

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