Tuesday, 15 May 2007 9:55 AM

Sogavare leaves for Taiwan

Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare left the country yesterday afternoon for a two week visit to Taiwan.

The Prime Minister is accompanied by his wife, a Political aid, a Protocols officer from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a Security officer from the Police Force.

Two other ministers of the crown and their wives, the executive personal secretary to the Prime Minister and the Deputy Secretary to the Prime Minister are also part of the delegation.

Although not much information was made available about the visit, it is understood that the Prime Minister is treating the visit as a gesture of good will, to meet political leaders of a close allay, Taiwan.

Taiwan recently announced a workers scheme which would see many Solomon Islanders taking up jobs in Taiwan. The details of the agreement are not yet known as talks are still continuing between officials of the two countries.

The delegation is expected back in the country at the end of May.