The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Sir Michael Somare, today visited the headquarters of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI).

Sir Michael, who is on a three-day visit to Solomon Islands, received a briefing from RAMSI Special Coordinator, Graeme Wilson, and other RAMSI principals.

Mr Wilson thanked Sir Michael for Papua New Guinea's strong and continuing support for RAMSI.

"Papua New Guinea continues to make a very welcome and valuable contribution to RAMSI through the provision of its police, soldiers and civilians," Mr Wilson said.

Sir Michael also met with members of RAMSI's Pacific Islands Contingent including some of those currently serving from Papua New Guinea.

It was Sir Michael's second visit to the Mission's headquarters, which he previously visited during RAMSI's first year of operation in 2003.