“HEAD of the Chinese Embassy Taskforce in Solomon Islands Yao Ming wants the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) to ease the travel restriction to allow their diplomat officials to travel to Solomon Islands.
“The travel ban was placed by SIG in early February 2020 after the coronavirus (2019-nCov) outbreak in Wahun, China, towards the end of 2019.
“Speaking to senior journalists yesterday Ming is very worried that this travel restriction has caused a lot of setbacks for them.
“We really need our diplomat officials to travel to Honiara so that we can resume official activities with the Solomon Islands Government,” Ming said.
“When asked if Ming has already spoken to the SIG Officials, he confirmed that he has already met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade.
“Yes, I have met with the minister and his permanent secretary (PS) and I also met with the responsible officials within the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC).
“.He further stressed that it’s in the best interest of the Solomon Islands to ease the travel ban because if the current status continues the country’s economy will be greatly affected.
“Not only that but we have big projects coming up and the most important one is the Pacific Games 2023,” he added.”
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