Wednesday, 28 January 2009 9:54 AM

Forum Leaders to Visit Solomons

New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, will be among some Forum leaders visiting Honiara today.

Prime Minister Key will be in the country with his Foreign Minister Murray McCully.

The visit will be the first official tour to the country for both Mr. Key and his Foreign Minister since taking office.

According to the New Zealand High Commission, Mr. Key and Mr. McCully will be accompanied by the leaders of Niue, Samoa, Tuvalu, Cook Islands and Marshall Islands.

All the leaders are returning from a special Pacific Forum leader's meeting in Port Moresby to decide on Fiji's future in the Forum.

They are travelling on a Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing.

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Derek Sikua and National Planning Minister Steve Abana will also be returning to Honiara on the same flight.

While in Honiara, the New Zealand Prime Minister and the other Pacific Leaders and Ministers will meet with the Governor General, Sir Nathaniel Waena, at Government House.

Prime Minister Sikua will host lunch for his Pacific Counterparts and Ministers.

They will also visit the GBR base of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands.

Prime Minister Key will have a private meeting with Dr. Sikua whilst his Foreign Minister will meet with Ministers Steve Abana and Mathew Wale.


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