14 Oct 2010

Solomon Islands govt reaffirms special relationship with Taiwan

11:21 am on 14 October 2010

The new Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Danny Philip has reaffirmed his country's special relationship with Taiwan during a meeting with its President, Ma Ying-Jeou."

SIBC reports the Prime Minister has expressed gratitude for Taiwan's support and assistance, and indicated his government's wish to further enhance cooperation between the two countries.

Mr Philip also highlighted the importance and positive impact of Taiwan's funding for rural development in Solomon Islands.

He told President Ma his government is working on a policy to make the best use of this funding, and improve the accountability and transparency of its expenditure.

The Prime Minister invited Taiwanese investors and businesses to visit and explore opportunities in Solomon Islands.