Coppel meets new Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Islands Affairs
Solomon Islands' close neighbour Vanuatu has played an integral role in RAMSI since it began in 2003.
The Bitekawa Declaration, signed by Pacific Islands Forum leaders in 2000, provided the key framework for the formation of RAMSI in 2003.
The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) is a partnership between the people and Government of Solomon Islands and fifteen contributing countries of the Pacific region. RAMSI is helping the Solomon Islands lay the foundations for long-term stability, security and prosperity — through improved law, justice and security; more effective, accountable and democratic government and stronger, broad-based economic growth.