Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands: Brunei assists tsunami victims

The Government of Brunei is the latest country to donate funds towards the Solomon Islands National Disaster Relief Fund following the April earthquake and tsunami.

The donation, a cheque for $US50-thousand, was presented to Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Australia, Victor Ngele, in Canberra this morning (Friday) by his Brunei diplomatic counterpart, Mohammed Sahrip Othman

The Brunei High Commissioner extended the sympathy of his government and the people of Brunei, particularly His Majesty Sultan Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, as the Western and Choiseul Provinces continue their efforts towards re-establishing their former lifestyles.

Mr Ngele said he was deeply grateful for the donation.

"I know my government has been enormously touched by the levels of support from several countries which have diplomatic representation here in Canberra, including the US and Turkey.

"This generous donation from the Brunei government will be forwarded immediately to the National Disaster Council in Honiara and will be put to very good use in helping our people in those affected regions to get their lives back together again," Mr. Ngele said.