Prime Minister accorded with a red carpet welcome in Suva, Fiji

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, the Hon Manasseh Damukana Sogavare was accorded a red carpet welcome on his arrival in Suva Fiji over the weekend.

PM Sogavare and Madam Sogavare welcomed at Nausori airport upon arrival. Photo: PM Press Secretariat

Prime Minister Sogavare is in Fiji for this week’s 51st Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting from 11 to 14 July 2022.

Among his engagements since arriving on Sunday 10th July, the Prime Minister visited the Solomon Islands High Commission Office in Suva where he was briefed on the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting.

The Prime Minister and his delegation also took time out to visit a piece of land (almost the size of Lawson Tama field) at Nasese coast ear-marked for the country’s chancery office.

The day culminated with an official function at Paradiso Restaurant hosted by the country’s Fiji based High Commission office.

Student representatives and members of the Suva based working community invited to the official dinner have been encouraged to be law abiding citizens and committed to their study or work.

From his level of engagements so far, it is evident the Prime Minister is fully committed to gain boundaries in the spirit of national interest at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting.

Highlights for tomorrow 11th July will be the bilateral talk with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Henry Puna and the signing of the Maritime boundary with Fiji.

More on the Maritime boundary signing will be covered after Monday’s signing.

Among the many agendas Forum Leaders will consider is the reform of the Pacific Islands Forum to promote unity and strengthen cooperation and collaboration among and between the Forum family.

A number of bilateral engagements and a Special MSG Summit are being planned for the PIFS margin.

The Prime Minister’s delegation attending this year’s Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting include the Foreign Minister Hon Jeremiah Manele, Minister of National Planning and Development Coordination, Hon. Rex Ramofafia and a number of senior officials.

The regional meeting concludes Thursday this week.

-PM Press Secretariat 

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