DPM leads high-level delegation to Taiwan, meets ROC president

The SI government delegation with the ROC president

THE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Manasseh Maelanga and a delegation consisting of senior government ministers are in the Republic of China/Taiwan.

The delegation meets with the Republic of China Taiwan’s first female president this week.

The ROC embassy in Honiara says Mr Maelanga and his delegation will continue to meet with other ROC leaders this week including Dr. David Lee, Minister of Foreign Affairs and other high ranking officials.

The Deputy Prime Minister left the country with his delegation for the official visit which started yesterday and ends on Friday this week.

The delegation will also call on the Ministry of Transport and Communications to sign a MOU on Cooperation in Meteorology between SI and Taiwan, which will further consolidate the two Governments’ existing collaboration in Meteorology.

ROC (Taiwan) Ambassador H.E. Roger LUO says Solomon Islands and Taiwan have been close allies for over three decades.

“The visit of high ranking Solomon officials to Taiwan not only manifests the close and cordial ties between the two nations, but also helps enhance mutual understanding and cooperation,” Mr Luo says.

He says besides the above-mentioned programs, the Embassy also arranged for the DPM and his delegation to visit the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village in Taiwan, in order to enhance cultural and tourism exchanges.