AUSTRALIAN High Commissioner Roderick Brazier has congratulated Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on his election, and pledged to work closely with his government.
“I extend my warm congratulations to Prime Minister Sogavare,” said High Commissioner Brazier.
“Australia has a strong and enduring relationship with Prime Minister Sogavare,” he added.
“We have cooperated fruitfully on many critical projects during his previous terms in office, and when he has held other key ministries such as Finance and Treasury.
“Prime Minister Sogavare warmly welcomed me to Solomon Islands when I arrived in 2016, and we have shared many warm conversations since.
“I look forward to continuing Australia’s close work with the Solomon Islands Government under Prime Minister Sogavare’s leadership on transformational projects like the Coral Sea Cable and the Tina River Hydropower project.
“The Australian Government was pleased to host Prime Minister Sogavare in Canberra as a Guest of Government in 2017.
“Together we visited Canberra, Sydney, and Brisbane, where he made many friends.
“Soon I hope to discuss with the Prime Minister another visit to Australia,” Brazier said.