BY CAROL-ANNE SULEGA
PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has dubbed Solomon Islands diplomatic relationship with The Republic of China (Taiwan) as consistent and trustworthy.
Sogavare made the statement during Taiwan’s double ten celebration at the Mendana Hotel on Tuesday marking their national day.
“Grooming a relationship between states is an assignment on its own, having both its successes and challenges, however gauging from our current relationship with the Republic of China (Taiwan), Solomon Islands has the tendency to see a cordial relationship that speaks volume of true friendship and mutual cooperation, one that is consistent, reliable and trustworthy,” Prime Minister Sogavare said,
He then added that ROC Taiwan has been a good friend of Solomon Islands since both countries established diplomatic relations on June 5, 1985.
Sogavare then proudly stated that both countries have walked the path of democracy, human rights, respect for the rule of law and peaceful coexistence.
“Today, I am pleased to register Solomon Islands sincere gratitude to the Republic of China (Taiwan) for this special relationship and to further acknowledge and commend its maturity.
“Our two countries have grown and develop a partnership embraced in good faith while treasuring a rich history of success and cooperation over the past 32 years,” Sogavare added.
The Prime Minister then acknowledged that grooming a relationship between states is an assignment on its own having both its successes and challenges.
He then added that however, gauging from both countries relationship, Solomon Islands has the tendency to see a cordial relationship that speaks volumes of true friendship, mutual cooperation and consistent.