Solomon Islands Issues Five Point Plan

Published: Tue 24 Oct 2006 05:16 PM
Solomon Islands Issues Five Point Plan To Pacific Islands Forum Leaders
By Selwyn Manning, Nadi, Fiji
The Solomon Islands has tabled a five point plan for Pacific leaders to consider at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nadi, Fiji. The plan has emerged as Solomon Islands' PM Manasseh Sogavare's bargaining paper for a resolution to its clash with Australia.
For more on the Australia/Solomon Islands impasse, see Australia's Dominance Drives Wedge Among Pacific Nations
Details of the Five Point Plan below:
Country Initiative on RAMSI by Solomon Islands at the 37th PIF
The meeting acknowledged the briefing by Solomon Islands that it would be presenting a Country Initiative Paper on RAMSI to the Forum leaders meeting.
The Paper will include five proposals on RAMSI. These are: Restoration of the regional charter of RAMSI Establishment of a Forum Ministerial team to oversee RAMSI operations An Independent Review of RAMSI Review of RAMSI Clear demarcation between RAMSI and Australia.
The meeting further agreed to elevate the status of the proposed Forum representation in Solomon Islands to the level of a Special Envoy.

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