This morning we had the honor to recieve the New Zealand High Commission- Honiara, Solomon Islands High Commissioner, Jonathan Schwass, for a brief update on our preparations towards the looming next national general election, and both provincial and city council elections. Discussions were held around possible assistances the New Zealand Government would render towards the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission.
Our Acting Chief Electoral Officer, Mr. Fredrick Bosoboe in welcoming the High Commissioner acknowledged High Commissioner Schwass and his team for giving us the opportunity to again engage with the New Zealand Government and to have him attend the meeting renders that greater importance his office sees in supporting elections and our democratic processes in the Solomon Islands.
“New Zealand have always supported our elections in the past and by having this discussion again sets that cooperation in motion for our next general election”, Mr. Bosoboe highlighted.
Commissioner Schwass reassured that, New Zealand will be ready to support the Electoral Commission and through continued dialogue possible assistances will be firmed. End//