Australia's High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, Roderick Brazier, has congratulated Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on his election, and pledged to work closely with his government.

“I extend my warm congratulations to Prime Minister Sogavare. Australia has a strong and enduring relationship with Prime Minister Sogavare.

"We have cooperated fruitfully on many critical projects during his previous terms in office, and when he has held other key ministries such as Finance and Treasury."

H.E Brazier says that Prime Minister Sogavare warmly welcomed him to Solomon Islands when he first arrived in 2016, and "we have shared many warm conversations since."

"I look forward to continuing Australia’s close work with the Solomon Islands Government under Prime Minister Sogavare’s leadership on transformational projects like the Coral Sea Cable and the Tina River Hydropower project.”