Solomon Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Honourable Jeremiah Manele held a bilateral meeting with the Fiji Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Cooperatives, Small and Medium Enterprises and Communications, Hon.Manoa Kamikamica on 15 September, in Suva, Fiji.
Matters discussed during the meeting included the Solomon Islands and Republic of Fiji Air Services Agreement, a proposed bilateral security arrangement between the two countries and developments related to the WTO Fisheries Agreement.
During the meeting, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade reemphasized Solomon Islands’ commitment to constructing a Chancery to house it’s High Commission in Fiji.
Minister Manele also highlighted Solomon Islands’ anticipation in welcoming the Pacific family, including Fiji, to the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara from 19th November to 2nd December.
Deputy Prime Minister Hon Kamikamica and Minister Manele also discussed preparations for the upcoming Forum Trade Ministers Meeting that will be held in Fiji in October 2023, where matters of interest in the region in relation to trade, will be deliberated.
Foreign Minister Manele meets with PIF Forum Chair & Prime Minister of Cook Islands.
Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Honourable Jeremiah Manele (MP), met with the Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum and Prime Minister of Cook Islands Honourable Mark Brown, on the margins of the recent Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Suva, Fiji.
The meeting provided an opportunity for the Solomon Islands Foreign Minister to receive updates from the Office of the Forum Chair on preparations for the upcoming 52nd Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting (PIFLM) which Cook Islands will host from 6-10 November 2023.
Prime Minister Brown informed that preparations are going well, and that Cook Islands is ready to welcome the PIF family to Rarotonga. He also informed that a special direct flight from Nadi to Rarotonga has been arranged with Fiji Airways to assist with easier flight connections for delegations traveling to Cook Islands.
Minister Manele commend Prime Minister Brown’s leadership as Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum and reaffirmed Solomon Islands ongoing support on the preparations leading to the 52nd PIFLM in Rarotonga.
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