• ACP/EU Ministerial and Bilateral Negotiations

    ACP/EU Ministerial and Bilateral Negotiations

    Last week (22nd-26th October) Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Honorable Milner Tozaka led a Solomon Islands delegation to Brussels to attend a series of meetings including the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Senior Trade Officials Meeting, followed by the ACP Trade Ministers and joint ACP-EU Ministerial meeting.

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  • 134 Workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Scheme ready to leave for New Zealand

    134 Workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Scheme ready to leave for New Zealand

    134 workers bound for the shores of New Zealand under the under the Recognized Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme are currently undergoing a two day Pre departure briefing. The Pre departure briefing which started today(Tuesday) and ends tomorrow (Wednesday) is an essential activity that always takes place, prior to a group of Seasonal workers departing for New Zealand or Australia work under the labour schemes.

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  • Argentina Ambassador Presents Credentials

    Argentina Ambassador Presents Credentials

    The Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina, H.E. Hugo Javier Gobbi has presented his letters of credence to the Governor General Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui at Government House on Thursday 4th October. The ceremony has now formalized Ambassador Gobbi’s appointment as non-resident Ambassador Extra Ordinary with full powers to represent Argentina in Solomon Islands. “This accreditation is an affirmation of our diplomatic relation established not long ago. It is the mark of friendship between us, two sovereign states,” Sir Frank said when accepting Ambassador Gobbi’s letter of credence.

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  • Solomon Islands and Australia Signs Labour Mobility Deal

    Solomon Islands and Australia Signs Labour Mobility Deal

    An increased number of Solomon Islands workers will soon gain valuable skills and income from working in Australia under the Pacific Labour Mobility Scheme. Prime Minister Rick Hou and Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Senator Marise Payne settled the deal by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the scheme at the margins of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders’ Summit in Nauru yesterday.

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  • SI Ambassador to United Nations and World Trade Organization Commissioned

    SI Ambassador to United Nations and World Trade Organization Commissioned

    Solomon Islands Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva and the World Trade Organisation has been commissioned on Friday 24 August. His Excellency Barrett Salato was commissioned by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Hon Milner Tozaka at the MFAET office.

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  • Solomon Islands Health Minister present a case for Taiwan inclusion in the World Health Assembly Meeting

    Solomon Islands Health Minister present a case for Taiwan inclusion in the World Health Assembly Meeting

    The Minister for Health and Medical Services of Solomon Islands, Honourable Tautai Agikimua Kaitu’u, made a strong case in support of including a supplementary item entitled: “Inviting Taiwan to participate in the World Health Assembly as an observer” in the Agenda of the 71 st Session of the World Health Assembly.

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  • Government Signs 4b Yen Airport Project With Japan

    Government Signs 4b Yen Airport Project With Japan

    THE Government has signed a milestone agreement with the Japanese Government for the improvement of the Honiara International Airport Project today in Tokyo. Minister of Foreign Affairs & External Trade Honorable Milner Tozaka and the Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono officially signed the agreement at the Japanese Foreign Affairs Office.

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  • Hon. Tozaka attends  High Level Dialogue with French President

    Hon. Tozaka attends High Level Dialogue with French President

    The Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Honourable Milner Tozaka accompanied by the Deputy Secretary for Foreign Affairs & External Trade, (MFAET), William Soaki attended a High Level Dialogue on Climate Change and Biodiversity last week at the Pacific Community (SPC) Headquarter in Noumea.

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Our Core Functions

MFAET provides policy advice to the Government and implements Solomon Islands’ foreign policy and strategies including those for trade. The Ministry also ensures the country meets its obligations under international agreements, provides protocol services and ensures the country contributes to global governance through the appropriate fora.

Activities

Missions

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade through its various departments is actively engaged in various key areas. The following are updates in current priority areas. Contact us for more information.

Foreign Affairs

26
Jul2017

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade reaffirms its commitment on the establishment of...

06
Apr2017
“We Are Still Swimming Against The Tide But We Will Get There.” Ethel Sigimanu Tells a UN Panel Discussion on Status of Women.

“We Are Still Swimming Against The Tide But We Wil...

Here, in a side event of the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status...

21
Oct2016

SI Repeat Call on Indonesia to Cooperate with UN H...

Solomon Islands this week has repeated its call on Indonesia to cooperate with the United...

21
Oct2016

Solomon Islands High Commission in New Zealand Cel...

The Solomon Islands High Commission in New Zealand celebrated the 38th Independence Anniversary in Auckland...

23
Sep2016
Minister Tozaka Calls For Significant Emission Reduction

Minister Tozaka Calls For Significant Emission Red...

Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon Milner Tozaka, has called on the world’s...

22
Sep2016
New British High Commissioner pledges close relations after Brexit

New British High Commissioner pledges close relati...

New British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, His Excellency David Ward has pledged to bolster...

20
Sep2016
UN SG Urges Immediate Enforcement Of Paris Climate Change Agreement

UN SG Urges Immediate Enforcement Of Paris Climate...

The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon today, 20th September 2016, called for...

16
Sep2016

PM Heads To New York For 71st UNGA

Prime Minister Sogavare left for Brisbane today, Friday 16th September, en route to New York...

External Trade

17
Aug2017

Thirteenth Regular Session of the Scientific Commi...

The WPCFC Scientific Committee (SC) held its 13th regular session meeting from 9 - 17...

25
Apr2017
WTO Trade Policy Review Follow-Up Seminar, Organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade

WTO Trade Policy Review Follow-Up Seminar, Organis...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade organised a 2 day seminar to review...

27
Mar2017

Minister Tozaka in New Zealand for RSE Ministerial...

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon. Milner Tozaka is currently in New...

22
Feb2017

Fighting illegal fishing: Commission lifts 'yellow...

On 22 February 2017, the European Commission lifted the yellow card it handed down to...

01
Nov2016

Warning on Bogus Recruiting Agents for Work in Aus...

The Labor Mobility Unit (LMU) within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Tradeis stressing...

10
Oct2016
PM: Treaty Provides Opportunity To Address Provincial Relationship

PM: Treaty Provides Opportunity To Address Provinc...

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has lauded the Mota Lava Treaty as providing a ‘good’...

08
Oct2016
SI, Vanuatu Seal Historic Maritime Border Pact

SI, Vanuatu Seal Historic Maritime Border Pact

Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu have signed a Maritime Border Treaty on Friday...

08
Oct2016
President Lonsdale Honours Late Fifi’i For Service in Maritime Border Pact

President Lonsdale Honours Late Fifi’i For Service...

Vanuatu President His Excellency Baldwin Lonsdale has awarded the late Senda Fifi’i, a Solomon Islands’...