17 Apr 2023

Deputy PM Sepuloni in Solomons on first leg of Pacific mission

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 17 April 2023

Deputy Prime Minister Carmel Sepuloni is in the Solomons as she begins a five-day Pacific mission, which also includes Tonga and Fiji.

It's the first Pacific mission post Covid-19 and climate change is top of the agenda, with the Minister also viewing the visit as a chance to reconnect face to face with our Pacific whanau.

Also likely to be on the agenda is the relationship with China, which has close ties with all three countries - at a time when our western allies view China as a key threat.

Carmel Sepuloni spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss from Honiara.