PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his high level delegation on Monday met with the local students studying in Taiwan.
Reports reaching the paper said, during the brief meet Mr Sogavare encouraged the students to continue pursue their dreams to help develop the country upon their return.
One of the local students Selo Akutu told the Solomon Star that they were really happy with the visit.
“Their visit to us brings smiles and makes us feel at home that someone, who is the father of the nation has visited us here in Taiwan,” Mr Akutu said.
“Prime Minister Sogavare told us that our country Solomon Island needs human resources and those human resources are us.
“We need to invest by learning not only in the class room but also outside,” Mr Akutu quoted the PM.
PM Sogavare said that the goodness of the country depends entirely on the educated ones to make it a better country in the future.
Mr Akutu said that the students were very happy with the encouraging words.
The delegation is currently in Taiwan to meet with the newly elected president of Taiwan.
Mr Sogavare is the first foreign head of government to visit Taiwan since Tsai’s inauguration on May 20.
By LESLEY SANGA