17 Aug 2005

Australian PM gets Solomons award for RAMSI effort

8:33 pm on 17 August 2005

The Solomon Islands Governor-General, Sir Nathaniel Waena, has presented the Australian prime minister, John Howard, with the Star of Solomon Islands medal.

The honour was given to him for Australia's work to restore law and order in Solomon Islands.

Mr Howard said the mission launched two years ago has been conducted in a way that respects the independence and the sovereignty of Solomon Islands.

The New Zealand prime minister, Helen Clark, has also received the medal.