SOLOMONS WELCOME FIRST AUSTRIAN AMBASSADOR

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (SIBC, April 25) – The first Austrian Ambassador to the Solomon Islands presented his credentials to the Governor General, Sir Nathaniel Waena, at Government House this morning.

He is Hans Demel.

Ambassador Demel conveyed to the Governor General personal greetings of the President of the Federal Republic of Austria to the people of Solomon Islands.

He says diplomatic relations between Austria and Solomon Islands had grown steadily since the establishment of a relationship between the two nations.

He says the relationship is based on confidence and mutual trust.

He says both countries are very active in international issues such as green house gas emissions and are both signatory to the Kyoto Protocols.

In response, Sir Nathaniel conveyed on behave of the Government and people of Solomon Islands warm greetings to the Government and people of Austria.

He told Ambassador Demel that Solomon Islands and Austria need to act in partnership in the international arena to counter transnational threats and new challenges.

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