22 Dec 2003

Australian PM makes second visit to Solomons

11:19 am on 22 December 2003

Australian prime minister John Howard makes a second visit to Solomon islands today.

Mr Howard who last visited the country in July is expected to make a courtesy call on prime minister, Sir Allan Kemakeza and visit Australian troops and police serving with the Regional Assistance Mission.

His visit follows less than a week after an Australian parliamentary committee declared itself impressed by what had been achieved since RAMSI's arrival in the country