• MFAET Minister Hon. Jeremiah Manele attends ACP-EU Joint Meetings in Brussels

    MFAET Minister Hon. Jeremiah Manele attends ACP-EU Joint Meetings in Brussels

    The Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade Hon. Jeremiah Manele (MP) is leading a Solomon Islands delegation to the 109 th Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Council of Ministers and the 44 th Session of the ACP-European Union (EU) Joint Council of Ministers meeting in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium from 20-24 May 2019.

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  • Solomon Islands and the Pacific Community (SPC) sign a new Country Program 2019 -2021

    Solomon Islands and the Pacific Community (SPC) sign a new Country Program 2019 -2021

    The Solomon Islands Government and the Pacific Community (SPC) have formally signed a new Country Program for 2019 -2021.

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  • H.E Soakia pay courtesy call on Fiji Foreign Minister

    H.E Soakia pay courtesy call on Fiji Foreign Minister

    The Solomon Islands High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji, His Excellency, Mr. William Soaki made a courtesy call on the Fiji Minister for Foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security, Hon. Inia Seruiratu on Wednesday 20 th February 2019, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarter in Nasese, Suva.

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  • Solomon Islands Refutes Erroneous PACER Plus Claims by PANG

    Solomon Islands Refutes Erroneous PACER Plus Claims by PANG

    In a new publication, the Hon Milner Tozaka, Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade of the Solomon Islands, as the Lead Spokesperson of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) on PACER Plus, has refuted the misrepresentations and erroneous claims made by the Pacific Network on Globalization (PANG) about the regional trade agreement between PICs, Australia, and New Zealand.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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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

21
Dec2018
High Commissioner Soaki Presents his Credential as Permanent Representative to PIFS

High Commissioner Soaki Presents his Credential as...

His Excellency, Mr. William Soaki, the High Commissioner of Solomon Islands to the Republic of...

13
Dec2018
H.E William Soaki, Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Fiji Presents Credential to H.E Major-General (Retired) Jioji Konrote, President of Fiji

H.E William Soaki, Solomon Islands High Commission...

The Solomon Islands High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji, His Excellency William Soaki, presented...

05
Oct2018
Argentina Ambassador Presents Credentials

Argentina Ambassador Presents Credentials

The Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina, H.E. Hugo Javier Gobbi has presented his letters...

23
May2018
Solomon Islands Health Minister present a case for Taiwan inclusion in the World Health Assembly Meeting

Solomon Islands Health Minister present a case for...

The Minister for Health and Medical Services of Solomon Islands, Honourable Tautai Agikimua Kaitu’u, made...

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...

External Trade

29
Oct2018
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...

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...