Several announcements were made during the recent state visit to Solomon Islands by Prime Minister James Marape, who confirmed that PNG would provide support to the Solomon Islands in the hosting of the Pacific Games in 2023.
He also announced that PNG would sponsor 50 scholarships annually for students from Solomon Islands for the next five years.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare called for greater collective action among Pacific island countries to address challenges posed by the impacts of climate change.
He also said that leaders and countries needed to work together to address the threats posed by the non-communicable disease crisis in the region. Exploring how business links between the countries could be enhanced also featured prominently in the talks.