21 Jul 2006

Solomons delegate to MSG meeting says trade and security go together

9:54 am on 21 July 2006

The Solomon Islands Foreign Affairs Minister says successful trade between Melenesian Spearhead Group members will only happen in a secure environment.

Patterson Oti, head of the Solomon Islands delegation, told senior MSG officials at a meeting in Buala that the key to prosperity is in a secure and stable environment.

Security is also one of the key issues at the gathering along with - trade.

Mr Oti says MSG leaders must look at global security threats and see the implications of this on sub regional countries.