THE United States government has congratulated newly elected Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare
The Embassy of the United States of America issued the following statement from Ambassador Walter North.
“On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer my sincerest congratulations to the Honorable Manasseh Sogavare on his election today (yesterday) as the next Prime Minister of Solomon Islands.
In his acceptance speech, Prime Minister Sogavare recognized the challenges ahead and the need to work together with partners to address the aspirations of the people of Solomon Islands.
The United States looks forward to continuing our close cooperation with Solomon Islands through Prime Minister Sogavare’s new government.
“The partnership between our nations is built on a foundation of shared values, deeply-rooted history, and mutual interests. The United States seeks to further deepen this relationship through continued cooperation on a wide range of issues, including international security, economic development, human rights, and environmental protection, including addressing the challenges of climate change.”