BY GEORGINA KEKEA
BAN on use of plastics had been an issue which Prime Minister Rick Hou discussed with His Royal Highness, Prince Charles.
On his trip to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in the United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Hou had made a courtesy visit to the Prince of Wales.
When addressing the media upon his arrival, Prime Minister Hou says matters discussed between him and the future King mainly centres on the protection of our ocean.
He said one issue that came out prominently was the possibility on the ban of plastic use.
Hou said though Western province has taken the lead to ban the use of plastics, it is a national issue and the national government must also be proactive in this stand.
He said another issue discussed was the Queen Canopy Project. The Queen Canopy Project aims to link all commonwealth countries in a canopy of sustainable forest conservation initiatives for future generations.
“This will involve assistance given to member countries, especially small countries and to groups that will be involved in these projects in terms of regulations and resourcing of manpower that are required.”
Hou said the future King has also revealed his interest to visit the Solomon Islands as he has never been to the Solomons.
PM Hou said on the whole, he was privileged to meet members of the royal family.