Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will welcome Solomon Islands Prime Minister the Honourable Manasseh Sogavare MP to Canberra on Thursday 6 October.
Australia and Solomon Islands are part of the Pacific family and have a strong security partnership, based on decades-long policing and maritime cooperation.
Australia is Solomon Islands’ largest development partner, contributing in all areas of society and the economy—from health, justice and education, to infrastructure, labour mobility, private sector growth, agriculture and rural development.
Prime Minister Albanese last met with Prime Minister Sogavare in July at the Pacific Islands Forum in Fiji.
Quotes attributable to Prime Minister Albanese:
“Our relationship with Solomon Islands is incredibly important.
“As members of the Pacific Family, we are committed to working together to face our shared challenges and achieve our shared goals, including on climate change.
“I look forward to engaging with Prime Minister Sogavare on building a strong and prosperous Pacific region, based on principles of transparency, respect and partnership.”