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SI & Taiwan to expand tourism

The Minister for Culture and Tourism, Bartholomew Parapolo made comments on agreement established with Taiwan for tourism destination

SOLOMON Islands is interested in establishing a tourism relationship with Taiwan.

The Minister for Culture and Tourism, Mr Bartholomew Parapolo said Ministry and the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy in Solomon Islands agreed to focus on developing tourism destinations with Taiwan.

This is a pathway for Solomon Islands and Taiwan to attract holiday makers.

Hon Parapolo said the agreement was finalised after Ambassador Roger Luo’s courtesy call made to the Tourism Ministry in early February this year.

Hon Parapolo said, “When Ambassador Roger paid a courtesy call to my office in February this year we discussed about tourism and potential that Solomon Islands has to be an attractive holiday destination for Taiwanese.

“We both agreed that its time that our three decades of friendship must also start translating to tourism.

“I look forward that we would have Taiwanese holiday makers in Solomon Islands or when their will be flights between our two countries with tourists.”

Minister Parapolo said his Ministry will continue to explore areas where they can work with the Taiwanese Government through its Embassy here to develop Solomon Islands’ tourism sector.

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