PNG AND THE SOLOMON ISLANDS BEGIN BORDER CONSULTATION

admin's picture

PNG AND SOLOMON ISLANDS BEGIN BORDER CONSULTATION

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (March 8, 1998 - PACNEWS/Ioane)--- The Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands governments have begun consultations leading to the establishment of a formal Joint Border Committee (JBC).

The JCB is expected to ensure effective implementation of the jointly-approved basic border agreement between the two countries.

The PNG and Solomons governments agreed, during their talks, that peace-making and reconciliation must take place within their border communities and among security forces.

PNG Foreign Affairs Secretary Peter Tsiamalili and Solomon Islands Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade Nairy Alamu said that there is tremendous goodwill on the part of all parties concerned to assure peace and normalcy on Bougainville and in the region.

The two-day consultative meeting in Port Moresby, which began Tuesday, is the first official level consultations on the implementation of the border agreement.

Both sides said it was important that they agree to guidelines and procedures under which the JBC and other subsidiary organization and technical meetings are held.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet

Add new comment