Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith Visits RAMSI Troops

Australia’s Minister for Defence Stephen Smith visited Solomon Islands on 25 and 26 April 2012 to mark ANZAC day and to meet RAMSI’s military contingent, including Australian soldiers.

During his visit, RAMSI Special Coordinator Nicholas Coppel and senior RAMSI officials briefed Mr Smith on the work of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands. The briefing described the origins, objectives and structure of RAMSI, its close partnership with the people and Government of Solomon Islands, as well as the ongoing process of RAMSI’s transition.

Mr Smith’s visit to Solomon Islands was his second as Minister for Defence.