The United Kingdom International Scout Commissioner, Mr Nigel Hailey last week paid a two-day visit to the Solomon Islands.

Upon his arrival last week, Mr Hailey held talks with Chief Scout, the Governor General His Excellency Sir Frank Kabui at the Government House.

Mr Hailey also held talks with the Executive of the Solomon Islands Scout Association at the Heritage Park Hotel.

Chief Commissioner of the Scout Association of Solomon Islands, Joe Billy Oge said the visit is timely and important since Solomon Islands is still a branch of the UK Scout Association.

He said Mr Hailey's visit is an opportunity for the Executive to discuss important issues concerning the Solomon Islands Branch.

Mr Hailey said that he was pleased to visit Solomon Islands. He was taken on a visit to the new site at Naha where the Scout Association of Solomon Islands plans to build its new headquarters.

Mr Hailey left the Solomon Islands last Friday.

Source: Press Release, Government Communication Unit