The Secretary-General of the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat has told the Solomon Islands, and Cook Islands that hard work to implement their peer review recommendations begins now.
Tuiloma Neroni Slade made the statement in Honiara last week, when the two countries launched their Forum Compact Peer Review Reports, during the Forum Economic Minister’s Meeting.
Mr Slade, congratulated the two countries at the launch, saying all 13 Forum Island Countries have signed up to undertake peer reviews within four years of making the commitment in Cairns.
He said, this is a key milestone in the region and a clear demonstration of political leadership and ownership at the highest levels.
The Secretary-General also said, while this is a significant milestone, hard work begins now towards implementing the recommendations of their peer review reports.
He also reaffirmed the Secretariat’s support in helping both governments undertake the next steps.