SI PM attends Partnering Pacific Meeting
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 16 April 2018
“PRIME Minister Rick Hou has attended the ‘Partnering with the Pacific’ gathering at the Commonwealth House in Gold Coast, Australia on Saturday.
“The gathering was organized to promote businesses in the Pacific and attended by other dignitaries, Pacific Island businesses including the Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk and Governor of Queensland Paul de Jersey.
“During her opening and welcoming remarks, Premier Palaszczuk formally welcomed Prime Minister Hou and other dignitaries highlighting the importance between the trade relations between Australia and the Pacific Island countries.
“Senator for New South Wales and Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells also welcomed the Prime Minister and, said Australia treasures its relationship with the Pacific Islands.
“Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Australia, H.E Colin Beck represented Solomon Islands as one of the panelists during the event.
“Mr Beck said, Solomon Islands has a lot to offer to trade and businesses in the region.
“He said with the country’s second international airport in Munda to be opened soon, Solomon Islands will offer a lot for tourism and trade opportunities.”
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