Taiwan’s ties with Solomon Islands steadily developing: Tsai

President Tsai Ing-wen says relations between Taiwan and Solomon Islands are steadily developing. She was speaking Monday while meeting with visiting Solomon Islands's Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga.

Tsai said Taiwan is the most important friend of the Solomon Islands, noting that the friendship had entered its 34th year. The president said the two sides are working together in the areas of agricultural technology, medical care and hygiene, talent development, environmental protection, and meterology.

Tsai said she would like to visit the South Pacific island nation if the opportunity arises.

We were honored to receive President Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation last July. We also look forward to visiting Solomon Islands in the future to further improve bilateral ties," said Tsai.

Tsai said that in April, Taiwan's navy sent three ships to the Solomon Islands, its first international port of call this year.

Source: Radio Taiwan International