PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare was received with a Red Carpet Welcome Salute Parade by the ROC Taiwan Military in Taipei on Tuesday morning, September 26.
ROC President Dr Tsai Ing-wen and the Government and People of ROC Taiwan accorded PM Sogavare this highest welcome ceremony on his official visit to Taiwan this week.
President Tsai Ing-wen praised Solomon Islands for its ongoing support towards Taiwan’ s desire for membership at the UN and its desire for Self-determination.
At the UN General Assembly in New York last week, PM Sogavare urged world leaders to do more to recognise the desire of other people for freedom from colonialism.
The two leaders also held talks that reinforced each other’s commitment towards enhancing the bilateral ties and existing development cooperation between the two countries.
Prime Minister Sogavare commended ROC Taiwan for its ongoing support to Solomon Islands and other countries to reduce poverty and for meeting its international obligations.
Taiwan is one of Solomon Islands’ traditional bilateral partners, which has contributed largely to the development of Solomon Islands in areas of education, health, rural development, energy, agriculture and cultural cooperation.
PM Sogavare and his delegation will leave Taiwan on Friday.
–GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION UNIT