The European Union has offered to assist the new Solomon Islands Government in improving its capacity to manage its finances.
The EU Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Leonidas Tezapsidis conveyed the offer to the Prime Minister when paid a courtesy call to Mannaseh Sogavare.
Ambassador Tezapsidis says they would like to help improve the capacity to manage government finances, in addition to support in other areas such as Water, Sanitation & Hygiene and Rural Development.
The Ambassador says his office has the experience to help the Solomons and regional institutions like the Pacific Islands Forum and Melanesian Spearhead Group in terms of auditing and improvement of legislations for better management of finances.
He says the Solomons is an important partner and the 2014 upgrade of the diplomatic office to a fully-fledged mission, also covering Vanuatu, indicates the significance the EU attaches to reinforcing its relationship with Solomon Islands.