BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
ROYAL Australian navy ships successful visit to the country is a positive sign in terms of Australia and Solomon Islands military relationship, says the Australian High commissioner to Solomon Islands His Excellency Roderick Brazier.
Mr Brazier uttered the presence of HMAS Toowoomba and HMAS Adelaide in Solomon Islands is a positive sign in terms of enhancing the military relationship between the two countries.
“With the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) finishing last year our relationship which stretches back in many decades is moving on to new ties.
“It did expands development, it expands political and strategically and critical the defends presence in the south Pacific,” he said.
Commodore Luke Charles-Jones from the Australian Naval force said the Indo Pacific Endeavour has many key objectives, the main one of those is to enhance the regional military relationship in terms of the work they (Australian navy) do and with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF).
Jones said their visit will be continued purposely to build on the existing relationship, cooperation and friendship between this two countries.
“This is because building of partner capacity in particular comes about through the bilateral and multilateral engagement we do in the region equally with the RSIPF and as Maritime.
“And as well as prioritising regional security and stability across the South of the Pacific,” he said.