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’...