Details emerge of five MOU’s signed in China
Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare returned to Honiara yesterday after his historic visit to China and on his arrival at the Honiara International Airport he told waiting journalist that during his visit five memorandum of understanding (MOU’s) were signed.
In an article published in today’s Solomon Star newspaper the five MOU’s were cited, and I quote.
The five MOUs are as follows;
1. MOU between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of both countries to coordinate all bilateral relations;
2. MOU on economic and technical cooperation – commitment of PRC to support Solomon Islands economic development and well being of Solomon Islanders. The MOU also supports national projects of the country in different sectors.
3. MOU between the ministries of education of the two states on a range of education from scholarships to supporting Solomon Islands National University;
4. MOU on the Road and Belt Initiative – is a new form of cooperation covering 5 pillars of connectivity: Infrastructure, trade, finance, policy and people to people relations; and
5. MOU with Guangdong which opens up cooperation between Guangdong and our various provinces covering agriculture, fisheries, health and people to people relations.
The newspaper article, added:
“The MOUs are umbrella arrangement, allows for further discussions between technical authorities to broaden cooperation,” PM Sogavare said.