SI, UK hopes to bolster bilateral links

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PM and H.E Ward at the Prime Minister's Office. Photo: Supplied/OPMC.

SOLOMON Islands and United Kingdom (UK) are committed to continue working together and enhance the good relationship that exist between both countries.

British High Commissioner H.E David Ward divulges when paying a courtesy call on the Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela at the Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday 5 December 2017 in Honiara.

Conveying British counterpart Theresa May greetings to PM Hou, H.E Ward said United Kingdom (UK) and Solomon Islands will continue to work together and enhance the good relationship among both countries.

H.E Ward said that whilst the United Kingdom’s bilateral program in the country is small, its contributions are channelled through other Multilateral International Organisations such as EU, World Bank and UNDP, which the Solomon Islands is a beneficiary of.

H.E Ward also welcomed transparency in the coordination of development programs in the Solomon Islands to ensure its effectiveness to achieve the development aspiration of the Solomon Islands and for the betterment of its people.

H.E Ward also conveys the British PM May congratulations to PM Hou on his recent election and also extends an invitation for PM Hou to attend the Commonwealth Leaders meeting next year in London.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Hou acknowledged the long and treasured relationship between the Solomon Islands and United Kingdom.

He said that a testimony of the relationship would be further enhanced when Solomon Islands opens its Chancery office in UK soon.

The Prime Minister was also briefed on the arrival of the Queen’s Baton to Solomon Islands today (Wednesday 6 December 2017.)