PM Pleased With Responses To UN PBC Presentation

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Prime Minister Sogavare making his presentation at the PBC Hearing on Solomon Islands post-conflict case.

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has described his trip to the New York, United States of America for the special session convened by the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission for him to present Solomon Islands case as a post-conflict country and the challenges facing its peace-building efforts as successful.

He said the responses to his presentation by the Members of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) and the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum Member countries who participated in the special session discussions have all appreciated the peace-building efforts of the Solomon Islands Government and the progresses made to date.

He said it was further heartening to hear the expression of continued support by the UN PBC to continue collaborating with the Solomon Islands Government in supporting its peace-building efforts after the withdrawal of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands and its call to its partners to support this collaborative effort.

Prime Minister Sogavare said these positive responses are reflective of the commitment of the United Nations to see lasting peace in Solomon Islands and a bright future for its citizens.

He said as the current head of the Solomon Islands Government, he will ensure continued dialogue with relevant UN Departments to transform these collaborative efforts into tangible actions on the ground.

Prime Minister will arrive back in Honiara on Monday 12th June 2017.