The two leaders acknowledged the commonalities between the two Melanesian countries in areas including culture, religion, inter-marriages and geographic location, which is a bond that makes the two countries similar.

Vanuatu Speaker of Parliament Makes Courtesy Call to Acting Prime Minister

The visiting Speaker of the Vanuatu National Parliament, Hon. Seoule Simeon made a courtesy visit to the Acting Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Maelanga at the Office of the Prime Minister this week.
The partnership encourages exchanges of Parliamentary delegations to promote closer interaction in the interest of further development of inter-parliamentary cooperation and as a means of fostering links between Parliamentarians and Parliamentary staff.

Parliamentary Partnership Signed with Vanuatu Parliament

The Speaker of Vanuatu Parliament, Hon. Seoule Simeon (MP) and the Deputy Speaker of National Parliament Hon. Commins Aston Mewa, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Inter-Parliamentary Partnership.
Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Sogavare and President HE Yoon Suk Yeol during their bilateral in the Republic of Korea.

Sogavare Assures Support for Republic of Korea’s Candidature for Non-Permanent Seat at UNSC

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, has assured the Republic of Korea of Solomon Islands support towards its candidature for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council for the 2024-2025 term.
The Lepi Rest House is one of the two projects under the Gao/Bugotu Constituency handed over recently to the community in Lepi.

Gao-Bugotu Constituency Office Hands Over Community Projects

The Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) has commended Gao-Bugotu Constituency (GBC) office under the leadership of the Member of Parliament Hon. Samuel Manetoali for delivering meaningful developments in Gao-Bugotu rural communities with the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
What can South Korea do that is more useful than a promise of more aid projects? Since 2016, we have been advocating that Korea extend to Pacific countries its temporary low-skill migration program, the Employment Permit System.

Korea Should Use its Summit to Offer Labour Mobility to the Pacific

Fresh off their meeting with Indian Prime Minister Modi in PNG, Pacific leaders are this coming week gathering in Seoul for the inaugural South Korea-Pacific Islands Forum leaders meeting.

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