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The Australian Deputy Prime Minister visits the Solomon Islands

The visit will provide an opportunity to discuss recent support for the elections and the broader economic, development and security partnership.

The Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Hon. Richard Marles is currently in Honiara, Solomon Islands this week.

In Honiara, the Deputy Prime Minister will meet with the newly elected Prime Minister, Hon. Jeremiah Manele, Deputy Prime Minister, Bradley Tovosia, Finance Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services Jimson Tanangada.

Australia values ​​our strong and lasting partnership with the Solomon Islands.

The visit will provide an opportunity to discuss recent support for the elections and our broader economic, development and security partnership.

Australia is committed to working with the Solomon Islands as its security partner of choice.

“I look forward to meeting and congratulating the newly elected Prime Minister Jeremiah Manele. We will continue our close and productive cooperation with Prime Minister Manele and the Government of the Solomon Islands. The relationship between Australia and the Solomon Islands is important as we work in partnership with Pacific nations to create a peaceful and prosperous region.”

Source: Press release, Australian High Commission, Solomon Islands

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