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The Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela will make an official visit to New Zealand next week.
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela. Photo/ SIBC.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she's looking forward to welcoming Houenipwela and discussing further opportunities to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
New Zealand and the Solomon Islands have a long history of co-operation, including the successfully completed Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands or RAMSI.
This will be Houwenipwela's first official visit to New Zealand as Prime Minister. He'll be in the country from next Wednesday until Friday.