Deputy Prime Minister to visit Solomon Islands

Department of Defence

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Richard Marles, will travel to Honiara, Solomon Islands this week.

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

Australia deeply values our strong and enduring partnership with Solomon Islands.

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

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

Quotes attributable to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP:

“I look forward to meeting and congratulating newly elected Prime Minister Jeremiah Manele.

“We will continue our close and productive work with Prime Minister Manele and the Solomon Islands Government.

“The relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands is significant as we work towards a peaceful and prosperous region in partnership with Pacific countries.”

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