Taiwan President to speak with Solomons PM today

2:56 pm on 2 November 2017

Taiwan's president is scheduled for talks with Solomon Islands prime minister Manasseh Sogavare in Honiara today.

Taiwan's President, Tsai Ing-wen October 2017

Taiwan's President, Tsai Ing-wen Photo: AFP

Dr Tsai Ing-wen arrived in Solomon Islands to a red carpet welcome last night following visits to Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands as part of her Pacific tour.

Tsai Ing-wen has a full schedule today in Honiara, with visits to various aid projects including the National Referral Hospital Taiwan Medical Centre.

As well as bilateral dialogue with Mr Sogavare, she will address the Solomon Islands parliament.

The parliament is currently consumed by efforts to oust Mr Sogavare from office, with a looming vote of no-confidence against the prime minister next Monday.

Nine ministers resigned from his cabinet at the weekend, although two have since returned in a cabinet reshuffle.

Mr Sogavare told Taiwanese journalists that everything was under control.