Taiwan gives $US3.5m to Solomons

3:05 pm on 2 June 2017

Taiwan has given $US3.5 million to the Solomon Islands government as reimbursement for funds spent on the Rural Social and Economic Development Project.

Taiwanese ambassador Roger Luo with Solomons prime minister Manasseh Sogavare.

Taiwanese ambassador Roger Luo with Solomons prime minister Manasseh Sogavare. Photo: Supplied

At a ceremony this week in Honiara, the Taiwanese ambassador Roger Luo presented the grant, which the Solomons Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said was yet another demonstration of Taiwan's commitment to the Solomons.

He said Taiwan's assistance to the project had greatly impacted the livelihood of Solomon Islanders because it was not channeled through the formal bureaucratic system.

Solomon Islands is one of 20 members of the United Nations which recognises Taiwan as a country and not a part of China.

Taiwan has agreed to fund a new stadium for the 2023 Pacific Games to be held in the Solomon Islands.

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