ROC President hopes to visit SI to promote friendship

The Taiwanese President, Her Excellency Tsai Ing-wen receiving DPM Manasseh Maelanga for his courtesy call in Taiwan

The President of the Republic of China (ROC) Tsai Ing-wen says she hoped to visit Solomon Islands in the future to promote mutual friendship.

President Tsai said this when she met with visiting Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga of the Solomon Islands at the Presidential Office on Monday in Taiwan.

During the meeting, Tsai welcomed Maelanga’s visit and said she looked forward to having him get a better understanding of Taiwan’s current situation and development through different activities organized on the trip.

Maelanga’s visit is also allowing the two sides to exchange opinions on various issues and discuss future cooperation, Tsai said.

Taiwan established diplomatic ties with the Solomon Islands in 1983.

The two countries have since forged cooperation in several fields, including agricultural techniques, medical care and hygiene, talent cultivation, and environmental conservation, according to Tsai.

The last time Maelanga visited Taiwan was in 2012.

Heading an 11-member government delegation, DPM Maelanga arrived in Taipei earlier Monday for a four-day visit, according to the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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