The United States is committed to provide assistance to the Solomon Islands in the areas of infrastructure development and technical support.
The U.S. Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Her Excellency Catherine Ebert- Gray, made a courtesy visit to the Prime Minister at the Paul Tovua Complex in Honiara yesterday,
According to Her Excellency, the United States is committed to provide high quality and sustainable infrastructure and is fully committed to develop the capacity of Solomon Islanders to making sure the projects are managed well.
She stated that the U.S’s approach is towards sound investments that will produce long-term benefits to the country and people. The Ambassador also stated that USA will continue to be a committed partner regardless of any changes in the Government’s current review of the One China Policy.
In response, Prime Minister Sogavare expressed his gratitude to the United States for its continued engagement with the Solomon Islands and acknowledged USA’s role in keeping the peace in many parts of the world.
The Prime Minister further expressed the need for the government to address issues that still need attention, as stated in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, one of which is on infrastructure needs.