Trade Minister to visit the Solomon Islands

Media release

16 July 2013

Trade Minister Richard Marles will pay a one day visit to the Solomon Islands today to meet with Prime Minister Lilo.

Mr Marles said "it's a great pleasure to be returning to the Solomon Islands in my capacity as Trade Minister having been a former Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Islands Affairs. There is great potential to further develop this already close bilateral relationship".

Discussions are expected to include ways to enhance bilateral economic ties in the post-RAMSI phase; PACER Plus; seasonal workers and dialogue on regional issues in the lead up to the Pacific Island Forum Leaders Meeting to be held in September 2013.

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