• 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

    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. The courtesy call was an opportunity for His Excellency to formally meet Hon. Seruiratu since he took up the Foreign Affairs portfolio a couple of weeks ago and also comprehensively discuss bilateral and multilateral issues of common interest. The connection between Solomon Islands and Fiji transcended long before diplomatic relation was established. In the 1870s, Solomon Islanders were brought to Fiji to work in the coconut plantations and sugarcane farms. In the 1940s, Fijian soldiers were involved in WWII in the battle of Guadalcanal. In the 1970s Fijian missionaries traveled to spread Christianity in Solomon Islands and more recently Fiji play a significant role in RAMSI. The close relationship was further strengthen through the 2010 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Development Cooperation. The meeting noted the positive state of bilateral relations thus focus was on key priorities on the development cooperation and the need to review the overarching MOU which covers areas such as; Trade & Investment, Education, Labour Mobility, Immigration, Commerce, Retail & Taxation, Fisheries, Air & Sea Transport, Health & Pharmaceuticals, Climate Change, Environment, Security & Energy. There is mutual commitment between both countries to advance the relationship, and ultimately continue to progress cooperation and engagement bilaterally, regionally and beyond. Minister Inia highlighted that Solomon Islands and Fiji will ensure and recognize the positive impact of such development cooperation that will continue in the political, economic, and security sector of both countries and their contribution to the challenges faced in the Pacific region. As neighbors we have responsibilities to each other to make sure we progress into the future. Both the Minister and His Excellency discussed the prospect of having more regular dialogue and collaboration between senior officials of both countries in developing means to further strengthen the relationship. His Excellency Soaki is looking forward to broadening the bilateral engagement with Fiji through South-South Cooperation and the sharing of expertise on cross-cutting developmental issues. He also acknowledges the leadership role of Fiji during COP23 and will ensure to work closely with the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Solomon Islands established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Fiji on 28 July, 1978.

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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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  • High Commissioner Soaki Presents his Credential as Permanent Representative to PIFS

    High Commissioner Soaki Presents his Credential as Permanent Representative to PIFS

    His Excellency, Mr. William Soaki, the High Commissioner of Solomon Islands to the Republic of Fiji, today (Wednesday 19 December 2018) presented his credential to the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) H.E Dame Meg Taylor, as Permanent Representative to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary.

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  • 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 Commissioner to Fiji Presents Credential to H.E Major-General (Retired) Jioji Konrote, President of Fiji

    The Solomon Islands High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji, His Excellency William Soaki, presented his credentials to the Fiji President His Excellency Major General (retired) Jioji Konusi Konrote on Thursday 13th December 2018 at the Borron House, Suva.

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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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Activities

Missions

Foreign Affairs

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...

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...

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...