BY GEORGINA KEKEA
PRIME Minister Rick Hou and his delegation arrived yesterday from his tour to Japan and Taiwan respectively.
Upon his arrival at the airport, PM Hou held a press conference for members of the media while at the same time briefing the government officials and members of the diplomatic corps and dignitaries on his trip to the two Asian countries.
Hou said the PALM8 meetings in Japan went well through the Leaders declarations where Pacific Island countries are united with Japan on many issues of concern to the region as well as in attaining more effective engagement.
During his visit to the two countries, Hou has had other meetings and engagements on a bilateral level with various leaders both in government, agencies and private sector representatives.
The meetings were deemed successful with some showing tangible results that will be visible in the near future.
The Prime Minister led a two-component delegation to Japan and Taiwan from May 14 – 19 and from May 20 – 25 respectively.
PM Hou and delegation were greeted at the airport by the Deputy Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare and other members of the diplomatic corps and Government officials.