Caretaker PM Hou meets Taiwan’s deputy Foreign Minister
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 5 March 2019
“CARETAKER Prime Minister Rick Hou has met the visiting Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan, Dr Su-Chen Hsu in Honiara, Monday.
“The two leaders have re-affirmed the friendly relations between the two countries while also discussed areas of mutual interest that could potentially broaden existing development programmes, particularly, in the areas of trade and investment.
“Prime Minister Hou said Solomon Islands will always treasure the relationship between the two countries which is based on mutual interests, while, at the same time expressed the need to explore new approaches towards development cooperation between the two countries.
“Mr Hou believed that trade and investment cooperation is an area that must be improved in the long term.
“We are prepared to welcome Taiwanese Investors into Solomon Islands and it is my believe that this will further cement our relations in the long term,” he said.
“The Prime Minister also re-assured Dr. Hsu that Solomon Island’s relationship with Taiwan has long term visions and that “no pressure from others will break” this friendship.”
Copyright @ 2019, Solomon Star News.