18 Jan 2016

Solomons PM vows to bring in dual citizenship for some

3:01 pm on 18 January 2016

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister has vowed to bring in dual citizenship.

Manasseh Sogavare told the Honorary Consul of Solomon Islands to South Korea, Young Ju Park, his government will amend citizenship laws for people who have connections to Solomon Islands.

He says it's likely to happen this year, under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

He says it will be limited to people who are linked to Solomons through marriage, birth or descendancy but who don't want to surrender their Solomons citizenship in their countries of residency.

Young Ju Park is also the Chairman of Eagon Group of Companies, which logs Solomon Islands forests.

The company is involved in reforestation in logged plantations in New Georgia, Western Province, and Choiseul Province.

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