New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Marion Crawshaw today presented her letters of introduction to Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo in Honiara.
During the occasion, Prime Minister Lilo thanked Ms Crawshaw for accepting to serve in the Solomon Islands.
Mr Lilo says, he appreciates the wealth and knowledge Ms. Crawshaw has of Solomon Islands as she has served as deputy high commissioner in the country in the past.
He says, Solomon Islands has gone through challenging times following the recent floods and thank New Zealand for its assistance in dispatching experts and funds to help in rehabilitation and rebuilding important infrastructures in the country.
Meanwhile, Ms Crawshaw says, she is pleased to be back serving in the Solomon Islands.
The New Zealand high commissioner reassures the Prime Minister that New Zealand will continue to support Solomon Islands in economic development as well as other important sectors.
She adds, some of the programs the New Zealand government wish to see progress further include the political party integrity bill, land reform and the airport management reform.
Ms Crawshaw served as deputy high commissioner to Solomon Islands from 1999 to 2001 and was most recently New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea.