SOLOMON ISLANDS REAFFIRMED ITS FAITH & COMMITMENT TO UN

The United Nations Headquarters in New York. Photo credit: www.nowtheendbegins.com

The United Nations Headquarters in New York. Photo credit: www.nowtheendbegins.com

Solomon Islands reaffirmed its faith and commitment to the United Nations organisation and its chair.

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare made the statement at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday.

Prime Minister Sogavare says, the UN represents peace, security and cooperation.

He says, Solomon Islands reaffirms its faith and commitment to the United Nations organisation and its chair adding more has happened during the establishment of UN.

“On this auspicious occasion Solomon Islands reaffirms its faith and commitment to the organisation and its chair. having said this, a lot has happened since 1945 and the world has changed over time.”

The Prime Minister adds, Solomon Islands also share a part of the UN historical journey since 1978.

“Solomon Islands share a part of the United Nation’s historical journey when we first joined this Argus body in 1978 there were only 145 members. Today the membership has increased to 186.”

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare returns from the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The Prime Minister’s media secretariat reports, Mr and Mrs. Sogavare arrived in Brisbane this morning en-route to Solomon Islands.

It says, on arrival in Australia, the Prime Minister was met by the Acting Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Australia Ms Fiona Indu and a representative of Australia’s Department of Prime Minister’s Office.

Deputy Prime Minister Douglas Ete has been acting Prime Minister when Mr. Sogavare was overseas.

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