The President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) met with the Governor General this morning and is set to address Parliament before lunch after arriving in the Solomon Islands last night.
Her Excellency Tsai Ing-wen was given the red carpet treatment at Honiara Airport after touching down about 7.30pm last night.
The Governor General and Lady Kabui warmly invited the President and her delegation into the ceremonial room for the courtesy call this morning, with the two parties exchanging gifts as part of the visit.
The Taiwan President also visited the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet where she had a brief audience with the Prime Minister and designated officials.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and President Tsai also addressed members of the Cabinet and 24 members of the ROC Taiwan delegation at the Caucus.
The Foreign Ministers of both countries are set to sign a Security Memorandum of Understanding and photo session at the Caucus Room before President Tsai will be escorted to the National Parliament where she addressed the National Parliament just before lunch.
Tsai’s delegation includes Presidential Office Secretary-General Joseph Wu, Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lees, Council of Indigenous Peoples Minister Icyang Parod, and various legislators.