Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare reminded the Forum review team that in its review of RAMSI, they must abide by the six-point initiative of the Solomon Islands government.

Mr Sogavare made the reminder last night when welcoming the two member review taskforce to the country for the second phase of its assignment.

The six-point initiative endorsed by the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders summit in Fiji last year sets down a revised framework for RAMSI's operation based on the priorities of the Government.

Sogavare said that the taskforce will set the benchmark on how best RAMSI can work with the government in addressing the underlying issues that necessitated the intervention in 2003 and how the partnership can be maintained in the long run. The members of the taskforce are Neil Walters of New Zealand and Fiji's Kaliopate Tavola.