A source from within the Forum Secretariat in Suva has confirmed to PACNEWS that Dr Lesi Korovavala will soon be appointed as the Forum's representative to the Solomon Islands.

As the Forums Representative Dr. Korovavala's role is to liaise and consult with the Solomon Islands Government on regional matters.

It is the first time the Forum has selected someone from one of its member countries as its representative in the island nation.

Mr Korovavala was a former Chief Executive Officer in the Fiji's Ministry of Home Affairs. PACNEWS has reported that an office has been set up in the Forum Fisheries Agencies based in Honiara for Dr Korovavala.