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[New post] Melanesian solidarity scores big win with Vanuatu-Solomon Islands border treaty

WordPress.com bobmakin posted: " The efforts to create a Melanesian style border treaty with Solomon Islands are described as historic in today's Daily Post. "Melanesian solidarity" is certainly visible. Head of State Baldwin Lonsdale was at Motalava for the event and for a Temotu–To" Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Vanuatu Daily Digest Melanesian solidarity scores big win with Vanuatu-Solomon Islands border treaty by bobmakin PM Salwai and Solomon Islands PM Sogavare at the maritime boundary treaty ceremony in Mota Lava last week. Photo: Solomon Islands Govt The efforts to create a Melanesian style border treaty with Solomon Islands are described as historic in today's Daily Post. "Melanesian solidarity" is certainly visible. Head of State Baldwin Lonsdale was at Motalava for the event and for a Temotu–Torba cultural festival heralding the much greater exchange of goods and ideas expected between the two provinces. Prime Ministers Sogavare and Salwai each led delegations to a natangura faréa where the border document was signed. Solo PM Sogavare will be assisting Vanuatu with border questions for Vanuatu relative to Fiji and New Caledonia. The ceremony took place with background music of the bamboo bands so common in both Banks and Temotu cultures. Solomon Islanders from the Santa Cruz Group have for a long time sought to come to Vanuatu to work in Luganville where the wages were always greater than in Honiara and the distance needing to be travelled to home shorter. However, it is not yet known if immigration procedures are going to be changed with the new border treaty. Read more of this post bobmakin | October 12, 2016 at 10:57 am | Tags: cyclone pam, Fest'Napuan, maritime boundary, politics, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu | Categories: The Daily Digest | URL: http://wp.me/p2A4RK-1lj Comment    See all comments Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from Vanuatu Daily Digest. Change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://ift.tt/2e4aeA5 Thanks for flying with WordPress.com

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