Government of the Republic of Fiji
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service
Jan 9, 2015- Minister for Foreign Affairs Ratu Inoke Kubuabola met with the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands Manasseh Sogavare in Honiara this week.
Minister Kubuabola and Prime Minister Sogavare discussed areas of mutual interest between the two countries, including the current Air Services Agreement (ASA).
Minister Kubuabola said they also discussed bilateral agreements between the two countries including Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on education cooperation, agricultural & business cooperation and bio-security & police trainings that require assessment and follow up.
Prime Minister Sogavare also acknowledged the work of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) within the Pacific Region and its impression of being inclusive, development focused and action oriented.
The meeting allowed the Fijian Foreign Minister to personally congratulate the Prime Minister, on behalf of the Fijian Government, his appointment following elections in December last year.
Earlier this week, Minister Kubuabola met his Solomon Islands counterpart Minister Milner Tozaka in Honiara.
The two Ministers agreed to continue engaging in talks on the Air Services Agreement through civil aviation agencies for both countries.
Minister Kubuabola and Minister Tozaka also agreed to hold further discussions in Suva this month to consider and formalize their respective understandings in resolving the air services impasse.
They also re-affirmed their full commitment to remain engaged on issues of common interest to maintain and further strengthen bilateral relations between both countries.
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