Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, His Excellency William Soaki paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Papua New Guinea Defense Force (PNGDF), Brigadier General Mark Goina early this week.
Discussions focused on key bilateral, regional and global security issues including PNG/SI security agreement, Geopolitical interests in the Pacific region, China/SI security agreement, PNG national elections security operations and other pertinent issues of mutual interests.
PNGDF was an active member of the 13-year Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). In November 2021, PNGDF personnel were on standby for deployment during the Honiara riots but decision was made later to only deploy personnel from Royal PNG Constabulary (RPNGC) and PNG Correctional Services.
The meeting was held at the PNGDF Headquarter at Murray Barracks, Port Moresby.