Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has assured his new Australian counterpart, The Right Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Solomon Islands and Australia will continue to invest in strengthening current cordial relationship.
Prime Minister Sogavare says, the cooperation Solomon Islands maintain with Australia through its bilateral aid programme and the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has been enormous.
He adds, this relationship is greatly valued.
Mr Sogavare says, it is his sincere hope that with Australia’s new leadership, the current bilateral aid programme and the ongoing RAMSI draw down will remain the same for the benefit of our two countries and for the peace and security of the Pacific region.
He looks forward to further deepen bilateral relations with Australia and advance common interest at the regional and international levels.
The Prime Minister was congratulating Australia’s Prime Minister on his successful election to become Australia’s 29th Prime Minister.