Thursday, 27 September 2012 8:54 AM

Lilo Holds Successful Meetings

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Gordon Darcy Lilo yesterday attended the opening of the 67th United Nation General Assembly in New York, together with other member States.

Prior to attending the opening ceremony, Mr Lilo had also participated in a dinner hosted by President Barak Obama earlier this week.

Mr Lilo took the opportunity to meet with President Obama during which they briefly discussed the Battle of Guadalcanal commemorations, which were held in August this year in Honiara.

Hon. Lilo however, will be able to deliver his address on Friday and was said to have been looking forward to addressing the Assembly. He will speak on the United Nations and Solomon Islands relationship toether with national, regional and international issues, among others.

Leading up to his address, Hon. Lilo has also been holding series of meetings with various counterparts of his.

In one of those series of meetings, Hon. Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has also secured one thousand computers from the Georgian Government after having a bilateral meeting with President Mikheil Saakashvili in New York.

In his meeting with President Saakashvili, the Georgian leader pledged to provide one-thousand computers to Solomon Islands, which will be given to schools.

Mr Lilo said he was very happy with the cooperation and the computers will be delivered to primary schools in the 50 constituencies in the country.

He said this was great news and it will further deepen the relationship between the two countries.

Besides the offer, Mr Saakashvili also offered public service e-governance.

This is a new successful concept which was developed by Georgia which eliminates corruption and heavy loaded bureaucracy.

If applied it will act as a one-stop-shop where most of the government services will be delivered on time.

President Saakashvili also invited the Prime Minister Lilo to visit Georgia to get first-hand information on the impacts of concept and assess its relevance to Solomon Islands.

Also today, Prime Minister Lilo met with Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard and his Japanese counterpart Yoshihiko Noda.