Ambassador of Brazil presents credentials to the Governor General of SI
Excerpts of the speech by His Excellency, Ajilon Jasper Nasiu, the Acting Governor-General of Solomon Islands on the occasion of Presentation of the Letter of Credence by His Excellency, Manuel Innocencio De Lacerda Santos Jr. Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil on Thursday 16th March, 2017 at Government House
On behalf of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, I am pleased and honoured, to receive and accept, the Letters of Credence by which you have been appointed by His Excellency, President Michel Temer, which you are accredited to Solomon Islands, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with full powers to represent the Federative Republic of Brazil.
I am honoured, to receive the Letter of Recall of your predecessor HE Rueben Barbosa.
Excellency, I wish to warmly welcome you to the Solomon Islands, I am confident that during your tenure in office, we will continue to develop, and strengthen relations between our two countries.
Solomon Islands and Brazil have enjoyed diplomatic ties over the last 12 years.
I know that Brazil is among one of the economically strong countries of the world, and has a vibrant industrial and agricultural sector.
And I believe that we can constructively engage with each other in areas that we can potentially all benefit from.
Excellency, with the majority of the population in the rural communities, dependent on agriculture, fishing and forestry as part of their livelihood, it is only fitting as alluded to by you, to pay specific attention in the area of Climate change issues too, in the international arena.
I acknowledge that Brazil’s endeavours on the football field, are exemplary and Solomon Islanders are also passionate fans of the beautiful game.
Many Solomon Islanders are avid supporters of the Brazilian football team, and we fancy ourselves as the ‘Brazil of the Pacific’.
The Solomon Islands national football team has more recently profited from the expertise of a Brazilian coach, and appearing for their third time at the futsal World Cup in Colombia last year.
Therefor we welcome and highly appreciate, assistance in our sporting sector, especially when sport is a positive influence on the lives of our young population.
In the international fora, Solomon Islands will continue to work closely with the Republic of Brazil and other friendly, likeminded countries on issues of common interest, based on our mutual belief on the values of peace, progress and prosperity for our peoples.
Excellency, please rest assured that we will continue to support you to ensure success during your term in office.
Excellency, it is my hope that you will find your mission to this country a rewarding and successful one. I would also like to express my own wishes, to Your Excellency’s continued good health.
AJILON JASPER NASIU