Denmark seeks SI support for human rights council candidacy

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Minister Tozaka and Minister Ellemann.

DENMARK has sought the support of Solomon Islands for their candidacy for the Human Rights Council for the period 2019-2021.

Denmark’s Minister for Fisheries, Equal Opportunities and Nordic Cooperation, Ms Karen Ellemann expressed her country’s intention on Tuesday at a meeting with Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Hon Milner Tozaka at the margins of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York.

Ms Ellemann also informed Mr Tozaka that her Government also looked to enhance closer cooperation on matters concerning the sustainable management of fisheries resources and also highlighted their renewable energy expertise, particularly on wind technologies.

Minister Tozaka invited Minister Ellemann to visit Solomon Islands to see what other areas the two countries can cooperate together on going forward.

Minister Ellemann stated that there may be things that they could learn from Solomon Islands as well.

Minister Tozaka also stated that in the post-RAMSI era Solomon Islands is moving ahead on its own to engage more directly with development partners on areas where development cooperation can be further enhanced.

“We are moving beyond the business-as-usual approach to ensure that, together with our development partners, concrete development programs could be delivered on the ground for our people,” Minister Tozaka said.

A number of High Level engagements have been lined up for Minister Tozaka this week at the margins of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York.

–GCU

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