Prime Minister of Solomon Islands Rt. Honourable Manesseh Sogavare (R) with Solomon Islands Hon. Consul General to Canada Ashwant Dwivedi .
Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has been encouraged to ensure that Solomon Islands fully utilises the labour mobility opportunities provided with under its technical cooperation agreement with Canada.
The Solomon Islands Consular General in Canada Mr Ashwant Dwivedi uttered the encouragement when he called on the Prime Minister this morning .
The Consular General said Guadalcanal Province has signed an agreement with Canada through the Canadian Province of Saskatchewan, opening up opportunities for the Canadian Education Scholarship Awards for the people of Guadalcanal.
He said the short-term trainings provided under these scholarship awards are designed to prepare the recipients in the agriculture and the tourism and hospitality sectors in Canada.
On this note, he encouraged Prime Minister Sogavare to seriously consider taking a state visit to Canada to ensure Solomon Islands fully utilises the opportunities provided under the two countries existing technical cooperation agreement and look at other opportunities that the agreement can be expanded to.
In response, Prime Minister Sogavare said he was excited to learn of the opportunities provided to Solomon Islands by the Canadian Government and will ensure that Solomon Islands fully utilises them.
He told the Solomon Islands Consular General in Canada that he is looking forward to visiting Canada to further discuss current available opportunities as well as new areas of cooperation.