Visit By Prime Minister Of Solomon Islands

Prime Minister

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will welcome the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, The Hon Jeremiah Manele MP, to Australia from Sunday 23 to Saturday 29 June 2024.

It will be Prime Minister Manele’s first official international visit since taking office in May 2024.

Australia and Solomon Islands are close friends with connected futures. We share a history of close cooperation.

Prime Minister Albanese and Prime Minister Manele will meet at Parliament House, where they will discuss opportunities to further strengthen the bilateral relationship, including through security partnerships, economic development, labour mobility pathways and infrastructure cooperation.

Prime Minister Manele will also travel to Queensland, where he will see how the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility scheme is delivering economic benefits for both Solomon Islands and Australia and discuss our humanitarian and policing cooperation.

The visit will be the second time the leaders have met, with Prime Minister Albanese and Prime Minister Manele both attending the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in November 2023.

Quotes attributable to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese:

“I look forward to welcoming Prime Minister Manele to Australia for his first international visit, following Solomon Islands’ historic joint elections in April.

“We highly value our position as Solomon Islands’ partner of choice.

“My Government is committed to listening and working with Solomon Islands as equals, and to discussing how we can deepen our partnership into a new era of cooperation.”

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