Caretaker Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has also joined leaders around the world in congratulating the Republic of Fiji’s elected Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
In a letter to Mr Bainimarama, Mr Lilo congratulated the Fijian Prime Minister on behalf of the Government and people of Solomon Islands.
A government statement today quoted Mr Lilo as saying he warmly congratulates Mr Bainimarama on leading the Fiji First Party to victory at the national election on 17 September this year.
He says Mr Bainimarama’s resounding electoral success reflects the strong confidence that the people of Fiji have in his leadership and vision for his great country.
The newly elected Prime Minister and Fiji First party leader retired Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama was officially sworn into office on Monday.
He is Fiji’s sixth democratically-elected Prime Minister.
Meanwhile, the Caretaker Prime Minister said, as close Melanesian neighbours and longstanding friends, Solomon Islands looks forward to working closely with Fiji’s newly elected Government to strengthen their bilateral relationship and co-operation.
Caretaker Prime Minister Lilo also said, Solomon Islands will stand to work together with Fiji to strengthen and address issues affecting the region.