PM congratulates new Solomon Islands PM
New Prime Minister for Solomon Islands
Minister Helen Clark today extended her congratulations to
the new Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Dr Derek Sikua, who
was elected today.
“Solomon Islands is an important
Pacific partner for New Zealand. I look forward to working
closely with Dr Sikua to further strengthen the
relationship,” Helen Clark said.
relationship with Solomon Islands has developed over many
years of close association - including during the Solomon
Islands campaign in World War II.
“The relationship has
grown in recent years through New Zealand’s active
participation in the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon
Islands. Solomon Islands is New Zealand’s largest
bilateral aid programme and New Zealand is committed to a
long term development partnership,” Helen Clark said.
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