The Solomon Islands should be encouraged to have closer times with India and yesterday I specifically mentioned how I believe the Solomon Islands could benefit from a medical referral programme agreed between the two countries.
"India is seen to be willing to implement its Indo-Pacific vision and continue taking steps that cater to the role it envisions for itself. The Indo-Pacific will continue to provide New Delhi an opportunity to raise its profile and secure its strategic interests, but the government must be open to new ideas and frameworks such as a burden-sharing model centered on issue-based partnerships. Such an approach will allow India to maximize its limited resources and capacities to better prepare for a new security environment. Going forward, India’s actions and deliverables in the Indo-Pacific will lay the foundation for its role in a new global security architecture."
Source. Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.