19 Jun 2017

Peace and stability challenges discussed in Solomons

3:05 pm on 19 June 2017

Talks are being held in the Solomon Islands capital this week to discuss the challenges still facing the country ahead of RAMSI's departure at the end of the month.

The event, organised by the Solomons' Prime Minister's Office and other government agencies, has the backing of the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, and follows a series of similar events in the provinces.

It is seen as a chance to discuss the social, cultural, economic and governance challenges that the Solomons still has to confront, 14 years after the arrival of the Regional Assistance Mission following ethnic violence in the country.

There will be a week of ceremonies to farewell the mission beginning this weekend with an Aussie Rules football match and thanksgiving service and concert.

On Tuesday next week the Solomon Islands parliament will be presented with the end of mission report.

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