Ambassador Seam highlights EU's ambition
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 8 October 2019
“AMBASSADOR-DESIGNATE of European Union (EU) to Solomon Islands His Excellency (H.E) Sujiro Seam has highlighted EU's ambition to further consolidate its role as a strategic, political, development and economic partner for the Pacific.
“Ambassador Seam stated this during the occasion to present his credentials to the Acting Governor General Mr Patteson Oti on Monday at the Government House.
“A Government Communication Unit (GCU) quoted Ambassador Seam saying;
“Negotiations on the new partnership between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries beyond 2020 will take account of the full width and depth of these relations.
“Solomon Islands plays an important role in consolidating the alliance between the EU and the Pacific, particularly in the Melanesian space.”
“He stressed that crucial area of this strategic cooperation is climate change.
“We are now working together towards a successful outcome at the on-going COP25 meeting in Chile and are looking forward to a fruitful COP26, scheduled to take place in Glasgow,” said Ambassador Seam.
“The European Union Ambassador announces that EU stands ready to assist Solomon Islands to upgrade its capacity and competitiveness since we accede to the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) - a welcoming news.”
Copyright @ 2019, Solomon Star News.