6 Nov 2003

Tonga prime minister to visit Solomons

10:41 am on 6 November 2003

The prime minister of Tonga is to visit military and police personnel deployed in Solomon Islands.

Prince Ulukalala Lavaka Ata will visit Tongans on Guadalcanal and Malu in the north of Malaita province.

The three day visit which starts on November 11th comes after trips made by the Australian and New Zealand leaders.

Sir Allan Kemakeza says the people of the Solomons appreciate Tonga's support.

Sir Allan says the goodwill visit is a welcome gesture.