The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday announced that Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare would arrive today on a five-day state visit to strengthen bilateral ties, a move meant to counter previous speculation that the country's ties with the Southern Pacific island were unstable. The director of the ministry's Department of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, Donald Lee (李傳通), said that Sogavare would lead a 12-person delegation and was expected to meet with a number of ranking officials. In May, many speculated that diplomatic relations with the Solomon Islands were at risk, when riots in the southern Pacific country forced a parliamentary election. Solomon Islands' foreign minister visited Taiwan from July 28 to Aug. 2 and now the prime minister is arriving, indicating that bilateral ties between the two countries remained firm, Lee said.
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