Australian Indigenous leader and prominent businessman, Mr Warren Mundine has met with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to discuss opportunities for growth in Solomon Islands.
Mr Mundine and Australian High Commissioner Andrew Byrne reaffirmed Australia’s strong partnership with Solomon Islands, focused on stability, economic growth and human development.
Speaking during the meeting, Mr Mundine congratulated Prime Minister Sogavare on the DCC Government’s pursuit of national land reform.
He says there were parallels with Australian Indigenous communities who have pursued similar economic opportunities on traditional land under Native Title adding traditional landowners and custodians have the right to pursue economic development on their land and to ensure the benefits are sustainable.
Mr Mundine is currently visiting Solomon Islands as a special guest of the Australian Government during the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards today.