6 Feb 2009

Archbishop Tutu to help Solomon Islands set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission

11:51 am on 6 February 2009

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa is to visit Solomon Islands to help set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

He was invited by the Solomon Islands Government, and is expected to arrive at the end of April.

The Solomon Times reports the Minister of Education, Matthew Wale, as saying the invitation for Archbishop Tutu's visit is part of the government's commitment towards peace and reconciliation.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa and is currently the chairman of The Global Elders.