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President Tsai gets a rousing welcome in the Solomon Islands
President Tsai gets a rousing welcome in the Solomon Islands
2017-11-01

At 7:45 p.m. on November 1 (Wednesday), local time (4:45 p.m. November 1, Taipei time), President Tsai Ing-wen and her delegation arrived at Honiara International Airport in the Solomon Islands. The president was in the Solomon Islands on a diplomatic mission dubbed "Sustainable Austronesia, Working Together for a Better Future—2017 State Visits to Pacific Allies."

After the chartered aircraft came to a halt on the tarmac, ROC Ambassador to the Solomon Islands Roger Luo (羅添宏) and Solomon Islands Chief of Protocol Kereta Sanga boarded the plane to welcome President Tsai. Then Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and a welcoming contingent greeted President Tsai at the foot of the airstair. After President Tsai exited the aircraft, she accepted a welcoming wreath from Solomon Islands personnel. Prime Minister Sogavare then accompanied her onto a dais, where she accepted a salute from the commander of the honor guard.

After the playing of the two countries' national anthems, the commander of the honor guard asked President Tsai to review the honor guard and band. Upon completion of the review, President Tsai accepted a salute from the commander of the honor guard and strolled together with Prime Minister Sogavare past a troupe of dancing pan flute players before proceeding to the hotel where she would stay during her visit.

Shortly thereafter, the president and her delegation received a rousing welcome from local expatriates upon arrival at the hotel.

 
President Tsai arrives at Honiara International Airport in the Solomon Islands.
 
 
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare accompanies President Tsai to accept a salute from the commander of the honor guard.
 
 
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare welcomes President Tsai at Honiara International Airport in the Solomon Islands.
 
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