21 Nov 2006

Solomon Island's PM says there is still confidence to invest

10:48 am on 21 November 2006

The Solomon's Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, has brushed aside comments that the delay in resolving the stand-off between Honiara and Canberra is adversely affecting investment in the country.

The Prime Minister says what the government is being told by various sectors of the economy is that they still have confidence in the government.

The Solomon Island Broadcasting Corporation says Mr Sogavare was referring particularly to comments by the Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands, Rick Hou and Chairman of the Solomon Islands Chambers of Commerce, Peter Goodwin.

Mr Sogavare says Australia is just one of many countries where investors to Solomon Islands come from.