Thursday, 29 January 2009 12:24 PM

Pacific Forum Leaders in Solomons

Solomon Islands hosted Pacific Forum leaders who visited the country for a one-day visit.

The trip was purposely for New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, to meet with Governor General, Sir Nathaniel Waena, and Government Ministers during what is to be his first visit since taking office.

Mr. Key was being accompanied by New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister, Murray McCully.

Other officials accompanying the envoy, in the country for a five hours stop-over after attending the Pacific Forum Leaders meeting in Papua New Guinea, were the Forum Island nation leaders from Niue, Samoa, Tuvalu, Cook Islands and Marshall islands.

Returning home on the same flight is Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Dr Derek Sikua.

During the stop-over, the delegation also visited the RAMSI personnel base at Henderson's GBR east of Honiara.

The visit was the first for RAMSI personnel to receive a high number of leaders coming to visit them in the Solomons.

New Zealand's RAMSI personnel displayed a 'Haka' dance to welcome the delegation who took a brief tour around the compound followed by lunch.

The delegation left the country by 6pm yesterday.

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