RABUKA INVITED TO DISCUSS SOLOMON ISLANDS CONFLICT IN CANBERRA

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SUVA, Fiji Islands (July 2, 1999 - PACNEWS)---Former Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka will visit the Australian capital, Canberra, next week to discuss his work in mediating the ethnic conflict in the Solomon Islands.

Rabuka is due to speak at a conference on civil-military relations in disrupted states, to be held at the Australian Defense Studies Centre.

The Commonwealth Envoy to the Solomon Islands also will speak to an academic seminar at the Australian National University.

This week, Rabuka successfully brokered a peace accord among the Solomon Islands Government, the Premiers of the provinces of Guadalcanal and Malaita, and the militants.

Guadalcanal militants formally endorsed the Honiara Peace Accord on Wednesday in the jungles North of Guadalcanal.

Militants agreed to the accord on the basis that it forms the grounds for further negotiation of their demands with the Solomon Islands Government.

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